Monday, April 13, 2009

I can't face the book

A girl (okay, now a woman!) I went to church/school with years ago looked me up the old fashioned way recently. She called my parents and got my phone number.

She called a couple of weeks ago and we caught up on the last 10 years or so. It's been that long since we have spoken! I hate to think I am old enough to go without talking to someone for 10 years!

Anyway, she asked if I was on Facebook. I told her no and she told me I should join up.

Should I really?

I know several bloggers I read are on Facebook. I am mildly interested, but here are the reasons I have not joined Facebook:

1. I already spend too much time on the computer.

2. I don't like the fact that I have to give my last name. I'm paranoid like that.

3. I already have two blogs that I ignore. I don't need something else screaming for my attention.

4. I'm afraid it might just be a gateway to something worse --- like Twitter. (My apologies to those who currently Twitter.)

So, those are my thoughts. I'm saying no to Facebook, but I would be interested to hear from Facebook users. What's so great about it?


A. said...

I don't know that I would say it was "great." However, I am on there. I keep everything private except to my "friends" who are mostly family. It is kind of nice to share a picture with them or just read about what they are doing at that given moment. I pop on once or twice a day.

I like knowing my aunt is sitting in her pjs holding her new grandson or that my Mom is shopping QVC. We're a boring family! It does make me feel closer to everyone when I'm missing them.

I joined because most of my female relatives joined and they were all keeping up with each other without me! I was feeling left out!

I would definitely add you as my friend. :)

Nikki said...

I joined facebook about a month ago, but I prefer blogging. You shouldn't worry about giving out your last name because only people you allow to be your friends can access your information. I like it because I have been able to catch up with people I haven't seen in years, although the catching up is still pretty superficial. As to the time thing, well, as with anything else, you can spend as much or as little time on facebook as you want. Just be warned that if you do join, you will probably waste a lot of time there for the first week or so.

justjuls said...

I looooovveeee Facebook. It is a nice way to catch up with old friends. The thing about the last name is that nobody can see your "wall" (page) unless they request you as a friend - and therefore can't see any information about you.
It has lots of fun games and quizzes, you can import your blog there so it gets more exposure, and lots of other things. I have reconnected with friends from high school, my kids friends, and all sorts of other interesting people.
I just think it is great fun - without some of the crud you find on Myspace.
I hope you look me up if you ever do decide to join.

Tina said...

Hmmm. Thanks for the information, ladies! I'll have to give this some more thought...