Part of the Facebook Revolution
I’m now officially a Facebooker (or Facebookie?). My wife got into this a little while ago and convinced me I needed a page as well. I resisted as long as I could, but alas, the long arm of Facebook eventually found me and roped me in.
I have to admit, it’s been nice to get back in touch with some old friends from high school and to keep in touch with current friends. But boy, can it be time-consuming. I’m one that likes to watch my time, that’s how I get writing and such done in spite of a typical busy life. But this Facebook thing has me stumped. One, I’m still figuring out how to use the whole thing and how to reap the benefits of being involved, you know, what’s the dividend to my time investment. And two, there’s just so many profiles of other people to look at, and pictures, and posts, and updats . . . enough! I need to work on some writing or something.
The real benefit, though? People. Facebook is yet another way to invest in the lives of others. Yes, it’s part of this whole online social networking craze that seems to have overtaken us as people and is supposed to bring people together, but is it really? Is this the wave of the future, individuals sitting in the privacy of their homes socializing via a keyboard and monitor but never really interacting with each other on a personal, face-to-face level? I don’t know. Do things like Facebook bring people closer together or drive them further apart?
Hey, maybe I’m taking this whole thing too seriously. (Not to self: Lighten up!) Look, interacting with people, even via the internet, is better than no interaction at all, right? Now, I just need to manage my time on it.