I get an average of 75 – 100 emails per day at work. I research and read up on industry technical info and trends online every week. I started a hard copy book two years and haven’t finished it. (And it’s really good, can’t wait to see how it ends…) I can often be heard saying “I don’t have time to do Facebook.”
So I left the “Facebooking” to the younger demo in our office…until…
…an old fashioned-sleepover party with my old high school classmates happened upon me one weekend not too long ago. There they were, 50-year olds, not teenagers, with cell phones and laptops in hand, checking up on Facebook and sharing pictures with each other. And this went on from evening until morning when they all left. I couldn’t believe it! I thought I was the one who was “addicted” to my computer and the internet. They were taking cell pictures of the group and posting them on Facebook within minutes. When I got home, two weeks later and only out of curiosity, did I go to Facebook to see the slumber party photos.
Ahhhh…but Facebook makes you sign up to do that.
Well, before I knew it, I spent about 4 hours on Facebook that same day, and another 3 the next day uploading my own pictures and friending a bunch of old high school classmates and peers. How exciting it was to be put in touch with people I hadn’t heard from in years! All’s it takes is quick punch of the “friend me” button. No chatting, no emailing…until you want to. It’s Facebook protocol. You can friend someone without ever typing a word.
Facebook is easy. It’s a quick “coffee break” if that’s all you want to make of it. It can be time consuming if that’s how you want to spend your time. I love my new Facebook access and it definitely now has a place in each of my days.