Thursday, February 11, 2010

Facebook reconsidered

Being completely honest about myself, I am prone to change my mind on things more frequently than John Kerry was noted as doing in the '04 elections. Personally, I don't see an issue with that because opinions must surely change as one receives more information or comes to see things in a different light. Case in point, my thoughts on Facebook.

Just yesterday I was questioning how important Facebook is to me. This was sparked by the fact I tried, rather unsuccessfully, to promote this blog there. Perhaps I simply need to give it more time, but this isn't the only reason I'm reconsidering shutting down the account.

Through Facebook, I was able to find out that a friend of mine will be in town this weekend. He lives in Kentucky and I don't see him very often, so it was good to hear that. Additionally, I'm trying to help a friend out with landing a job and was able to connect quickly with her and say that I put in a recommendation at a place she is applying to.

So perhaps there is some value there... but couldn't I have accomplished the same things with traditional email? I have both of their email addresses and it wouldn't have taken too long.

I'm flip-flopping more than a political candidate on this whole keep/don't keep my Facebook issue. If anyone has any comments, either pro or con, I'd certainly love to hear them. Thanks!!


  1. I've been put in touch with so many friends from the past on Facebook. I don't use it to promote my blog, though. I use Twitter for that. (Then forget to sign on and do it!) Facebook is my little private place on the web, only for people I know in real life. Maybe that's the difference in how I look at it?

  2. @Stephanie - I only accept people I know on Facebook, but figured they would be the ones who'd be more likely to take an interest. But I'm still figuring it all out!

  3. My facebook is a mish mash of everything. High school friends. Family. Publishing professionals. Writing friends. I have them separated into lists and I can check them quickly that way. And I'm addicted to the games. *wink*


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