Facebook. Most of us have one… Some are even considering starting FB support groups… lol. Seriously, though (no, not seriously… this is not a serious post :p) Inquiring minds want to know… How do you FaceBook?
Are you a status only Facebooker, no games? Are you a FaceBook stalker with no comments?? (YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE… ha ha…) So, let’s go back to Journalism 101 (which I never took by the way) and answer the WHO? WHAT? WHERE? WHEN? WHY? and HOW? of FaceBook…
Who? Who do you ‘friend’? Until yesterday, I have only ‘friended’ people that I know, whether virtually (via blogs, twitter, L&LI) or have actually met in person. Yesterday I added someone that knows some of the same people I know and sent me a friend request. After a few days, I thought, “What the heck?” and added her. Kev, my hubs, will confirm any friend request… no matter what! Now, for a stickier question…. Who do you ‘unfriend’? Don’t answer that. Ok, if ya want to… but don’t get ugly. I have only ‘unfriended’ two people that I can think of, for reasons not blog-worthy… but can I just say I *heart* the HIDE feature on FB now. You don’t have to hurt someone’s feelings by ‘unfriending’ them, but don’t have to clog up your newsfeed with their hogwash.
I just said hogwash… Moving on…
What? What do you do on Facebook? When I 1st started Facebooking, I did EVERYTHING. I built my stick family, found my love language, created a DOG page and FLAIR, oh the FLAIR! Then I realized that I was getting sucked into the Facebook abyss… so I cut all that back. Then, I discovered Bejeweled! (Insert sucking into abyss sound again). Ha ha! Now, I mostly just browse through the Newsfeed, *like* a bunch of stuff by my ‘friends’, laugh a little, encourage a little (I hope) and enjoy the community that lies with in Social Media… aka FaceBook.
Where? Um, that’s a weird question for this post. I Facebook from home, occasionally at the church *gasp* and on the go via my phone… but I have a Blackberry… and it’s slow… ’nuff said.
When? Another weird question for this… But, I jump on FB a couple times a day for 10 minutes (oh, who’s counting???) or so at a time. (I just spelled weird the exact same way, but only one ‘weird’ got the squiggly mis-spelling lines… weird.) Obviously, abyss sucking still occurs from time to time…
Why? Why in the world do you FB? Hmmmmm, for me, I would say I enjoy the online fellowship of those I know personally and those I know virtually. Community. I love getting a *WORD* from someone on FB (or Twitter) that encourages or convicts at just the right time. I hope that I am encouraging someone a time or two as well. I hope to share a ‘lil Jesus through just ordinary ‘ol me… and FB is a great tool for that. Also, keeping in touch. I can know what’s going on in my family’s life (extended etc) or friends I haven’t seen in years and stay connected.
How? Well, mainly my status updates because I Twitter. ( And you should too :)). Just sayin’.
How about YOU? Who? What? Where? When? Why? and How do you Facebook????