Monday, July 13, 2009

Facebook: Friend or Foe



I must admit that I really didn’t think anyone could invent something that would top caller id but then came FACEBOOK. I absolutely love it!!!!! At first, I loved the idea of chatting with ex-boyfriends seeing if they still remembered those little special things about me. Then it turned into the comparison game : Who was married?, Who has kids? Who’s changed the most? Who still lives in my hometown? However, now I have truly arrived at a space that makes Facebook great. It’s a place I can go on a daily (sometimes hourly) basis to recharge my battery. Someone always has something funny, witty or inspirational posted on their wall. I also enjoy seeing how people spend their time. I’ve gotten some vacation ideas by looking at my “friends” photos. I’ve also learned of some cool books and music. While I know that people either love or hate Facebook, in this age of busyness, it really is a wonderful tool to help people stay connected. I might go so far as to say it’s therapeutic. At any given time I can log on and at least one of my virtual friends is online. Overall, I think Facebook is an excellent way to keep in touch. You will find people that you haven’t spoken to in years. Just recently I found my bff from sixth grade. If you haven’t joined FB, I encourage you to jump on the bandwagon. However, be warned that it can be addictive. So, how do you feel about Facebook?

5 comments:

joanofalltrades said...

FOE! You sound like an addict. The whole time I was reading this, I was writing the "anti-facebook" post in my head. I had a counter for every positive thing you said. I don't want people all up in my bizness and I don't want to be all up in theirs. Okay I know...I'm not being much a of a bucket filler. Unfortunately, now that I am becoming somewhat of an entrepowhateva, I might have to get on the bandwagon (for business purposes only of cours ;)

J. Money said...

oh yeah, i have both a personal account and a blog account and it's crazy good for business ;) i update both fairly frequently, but so far i'm not addicted yet. now when Myspace came out, whew!!! there was no getting me off of that thing. or better yet, Am I Hot Or Not.com, remember that?? Or Frienster? hahah....wow, i'm outdating myself here.

btw, if you haven't seen it yet, you're mentioned in a post over on MSN's Smart Spending Blog ;) check it out - you're famous:

marsha said...

I love facebook too! But...it has made me reconnect with some people that I really did not want to reconnect with. I do love looking at old boyfriends and seeing what choices they have made in their lives after me. I don't check as much as you and am not nearly as active on there, but I do enjoy it.

from the desk of ....me said...

wow, j. money!!!!!....thanks for the heads up about the smart spending blog...how cool and it's all because of u posing such a good question

Rochelle said...

I'm so late on this blog.. but, I have to say I love Facebook for what it enables! It's like the new party line!lol I mean, it's so much easier to just chat about an event with everyone at one time. As opposed to having to call everyone individually, and repeat the same thing! I have friends all over the world, so FB allows me to tell them everything at one time. :) Plus a dear childhood friend found me the other day on FB, and it made my week! So, I'm now a supporter. ;)