Thursday, April 02, 2009
to FB or not to FB, that is the question
do you facebook?
i've been facebooking since july of last year. i have been using facebook mobile since january. i haven't studied the statstics, but i'm willing to bet there is a direct correlation between the number of blog posts i have (or have not) written and the amount of time i've spent on facebook since then.
i've said it before, and i'll say it again... i am an instant gratification girl. i love status updates. i love comments. i love the "i like it" button. i love becoming a fan. i love sharing obscure you tube videos.
i love connecting with friends.
i love that my father still cautions me to be "careful on the Internet..."
of course, you must be careful with what you share. facebook is very much a public bulletin board, and you need to proceed with caution. back in december, when Grabbie was living her last days, my cousins and i all had an agreement that we would not acknowledge her death in our facebook status' until we were sure that everyone had been notified personally. who wants to get that kind of news from facebook?
today, i am following the labor and delivery of a friend's baby. it's a different situation for me, as the friend is the father in this scenario. usually, i am rooting for my girls on labor and delivery day! i have been entertained by his status updates since roughly 4:18 this morning... it's almost like being there!
during our adventures through new orleans, our favorite phrase was "facebook it!" when something particulary funny, weird, abnormal, crazy or otherwise notable happened.
just today, i found out that there is a name for people who use social networking sites like i do... it's called WILB, or Workplace Internet Leisure Browsing. and, it turns out, those of us who do it are 9% more productive at work!! you know what i like to do with that kind of good news???
do you facebook?