Have you gleaned any insights from using Facebook - about others or about yourself? I think I'm discovering some definite "do's" and "don'ts" related to what people want to hear about and don't want to hear about. Since several former students have found me, I discovered how much of our past we lose and then can gain back from Facebook. What have you found?
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ah... interesting - Seems to be a problem with all of us in the fast-food, drive-up window of information we seem to frequent. Thanks, Bill (like the name ;)
OK...Thanks. I haven't experienced that. We are connected to lots of family and dear friends, so I've never seen that with my FB. I get a lot of "there's always something to be grateful for" "celebrate" da,da,deda. love the term keyboard cowboys
Cre8tor, recently I've been having a lot of fun on Facebook. At first, not so much,but now I really enjoy the posts. I love the "'share'" our lives with anyone who will listen" part of your comment. I think that's why story corps on NPR works well.
G, very true, very true! I love "people can get an audience that they could only dream of in real life". Cute! I often have felt more listened to on FB than in real life :) Cheers to you! Thanks for stopping by.
Christin, aw, the "that's sad" comment is SUPER sad. My experience is the opposite. Every body I'm friends with is doing great, looking great, going great places. But I'm getting used to the positive and learned NOT to post ANYTHING political :)
R, I feel exactly the same about Fb, especially recently since some people from 25 years and two careers ago found me. I love old students who want to keep in touch,but sometimes it does feel like living in the past when my present is so different.
J, Yours is a very positive view and I think that has been the intention of Facebook all along :) It DOES create an amazing avenue for social interaction, and as you mentioned, it gives introverts a voice! Interconnection that leads to understanding!
"hidden behind a monitor" great image. I think it IS important to remember that co-workers and employers may judge you by the things you post - as in "I can't wait until we retire next year" :)
W, Thanks for the KYF information. I never knew that existed!
Graham, sometimes useful, I suppose. My own family's mantra is hear all, see all, speak out, make a difference. There are times for silence, however. Thanks for stopping by.
CJ, Your comment makes me wonder what I do on FB that might be offensive. We just don't know how we come off, do we? I think you're definitely right about the age thing - older people tend, I think, to be very supportive/kind to friends and family