Facebook Is What You Make It
Some people say they don't like Facebook. Half of those who say they don't like Facebook have never tried it. The other half who say they don't like Facebook tried it but looked at it in a negative way. I believe those who say they don't like Facebook are those who don't know what Facebook is all about, and they haven't taken the time to learn whether they like it or not.
I treat Facebook the same way I treat water and fire. How's that?
We need water to cook with, to bathe with, to drink and even to have fun with in pools and beaches. So water is good in those instances. However, if we drink too much water or don't drink enough water, we will die. So water can be good, and water can be bad for us. It depends on how we use water.
We need fire to cook with and to warm us. In those instances, fire is a necessity for our good. However, too much or fire can kill us and destroy our homes and land. So fire can be good and fire can be bad. It depends on how fire is used.
This is the way it is with Facebook. Facebook is an excellent device for those who know how to use it responsibly. Like water and fire, Facebook CAN be helpful. Like water and fire, Facebook CAN be harmful.
For me, Facebook is helpful; not harmful.
For many people including me, Facebook has become an integral part of daily life. Facebook is a great tool for communicating and social networking. Although Facebook isn't face-to-face communication, it is viewed as such because it is a way to express real feelings and can be taken as seriously as face to face interactions. Additionally, you can make Facebook as public and as private as you want it to be.
Facebook is the leading social network today. Almost everyone who connects to the Internet has a Facebook account. We are living in a virtual world where people from all walks of life gather to mingle and chat with family, friends, classmates, and colleagues from all over the world.
- You can connect with old friends and family.
- You can make new friends.
- You can connect with people all over the world.
- You always have someone to talk to.
- Facebook is a good networking medium.
- People like me can teach and share valuable information with millions of people at the same time. The information is archived for future reference.
- A person with a Facebook account can keep in touch with people far away by sending one message. Everyone will get the same message, and if they get the message distorted, you can always go back and see it in writing.
- Facebook sends notifications of all your friends' birthdays. You save money on cards because you can send one message to up to six (6) people at one time by typing @ and begin to type the name and when the name comes up, click on it. All six will be tagged. Not only will they get a birthday wish from you, but they will know who their birthmates are.
- You can compete with people all over the world with your favorite game. Bejeweled Blitz is my all time favorite. Coming in second is Family Feud and then Mahjong.
- You can keep all your photos and videos in one place as well as sharing them with far away family members and friends.
- You can send private messages.
- You can upload notes. Notes are longer than updating your status and saying what's on your mind.
- Facebook saves you time and money on telephone calls and letter writing.
- You know what your friends are doing, and they know what you are doing; that is, you tell them as much as you want them to know.
Aside from being a social network, Facebook has become a preferred option for small businesses and large companies to advertise their products and services by creating a fan page.
- People tag you in pictures you would rather not be tagged in. Just because you use discretion on your profile page doesn't mean your friends will, so it's important to monitor your Facebook pictures and un-tag any that look like they could cause problems.
- Everybody seems to be an expert on something they know nothing about. They write a scripture and moments later on the same page, they are cursing out their mother.
- People interrupt you to chat when you are doing serious work. No offense to anyone, but I have turned off my chat feature. If I have to stop to chat with over 1500 of my friends, I would get very little work done.
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MY PERSONAL FACEBOOK PET PEEVES
- A generic avatar for a profile picture. Not having uploaded a real picture doesen't motivate me to connect with those "picture-less" people..
- People not having their own profile picture. A baby, a flower, or a sunset might be beautiful, but I prefer connecting with you; not your baby, not your flower, not your sports team. I want to communicate with YOU and not a child or symbol.
- People telling me what they ate or will eat.
- People saying "No comment" to a post. Would not commenting mean "No comment."
- People using my thread to talk to someone else about something that has nothing to do with my subject.
- People responding with something so far off the subject that it makes no sense at all.
- People who never respond, but when you see them in person they can tell you more about your thread than you can.
- People sending me applications and sites to join. If they were really my friend, they would know I am not interested in Mafia Wars or Farmville. To avoid having all those applications show up on my wall, I block those unwanted applications. Sorry, friends if you are still sending them. They can't get through.
- Profanity of any kind does not belong on my wall. That's a sure way to be de-friended.
- People adding me to groups without my permission.
- People sending me chain letters.
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I love Facebook! I have only one fault against it . . . Someone else was creative enough to design it. I wish I had done so! Follow me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/margaretminnicks
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