Thursday, April 1, 2010

Some Random Thoughts About Facebook

I wonder if Facebook has past its peak in popularity. I think some people have left the service completely or just abandoned their accounts. I have had good and bad experiences with this #1 social networking site. I started out trying to build a large list of friends, but realized that this is not the right thing. Should I care if a one time acquaintance is walking in the park today? On the other hand I have had some good reconnections with people I haven't heard from in 40 years. Most of these reconnections were brief. I recently sent a long e-mail to an old graduate student friend reminiscing about the old days, but didn't get a reply.
There have been some misunderstandings about friending and unfriending people. One big oldies enthusiast whom I've met, for some strange reason de-friended me. I just can't let it bother me. When I read the posts of one person in Florida whom I've never met, I think to myself that I am just glad that I am not in his predicament. He seems to be extremely frustrated and bitter about his situation.
I think Facebook is here today, but it will gradually lose popularity as other social networking sites gain populairty. I will keep my account, but should spend less time with it.

1 comment:

Heather said...

I also feel what you are saying. With all the games on there, I'm finding myself less interested in checking it out... which is good because I probably get back to being productive.

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