Finally on Facebook!
For many moons I resisted the howl of Facebook, that social networking phenomenon which, love it or hate it, is an integral part global life. Like kudzu, its growth is exponential. There is no stopping or slowing it down.
I avoided Facebook for one simple reason: time. I feared adding Facebook to my already burgeoning list of daily agenda items was akin to whacking myself with a hammer just because everyone else was doing it. Where do people find the time, and how would I? Why would I? What’s the big deal?
The big deal is pretty simple. Fun. Facebook is fun. Since signing up a week or so ago I’ve chatted with relatives, re-connected with old friends and enjoyed hooking up with other writers. Even when I’m not actually communicating, it is nice to check my news feed and see what everyone posted. Snippets of humor and quick comments are enough to bring a smile, always a nice pick-me-up midday. The best part is–surprise!–it takes little time at all.
The only aspect of Facebook I’m not crazy about is all the picture posting. If there’s going to be a picture of me out in cyberspace, I’d like it to first have my stamp of approval. My husband and kids did not get that memo, and if they did, opted to ignore it. Completely. Good thing I lost my vanity along with my natural hair color, eh?
So where do you stand on Facebook? Are you an avid user or a minimalist? Do you consider it to be a toy, a tool or a necessary evil in today’s internet-drenched society?
Off to check my Facebook–