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!!

5 comments:

  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?

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  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!

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  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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