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The “F” word – Reviewing being out there

In Uncategorized on January 11, 2011 at 9:54 am

Posted by Andy “Farmville Over My Dead Body” Bell

It is now a little over a year since I yielded to the gruesomely inevitable and signed up for “Facebook“.

I did so with plenty of misgivings and a few hopes.

Time for a FB audit I reckon.

Good things

*Renewing links with folk from important eras of my life – especially uni days.

*Getting news out – good & bad – quickly.

*Spreading the good stuff around – videos, articles, TFC blogs.

*Finding out new stuff thanks to others doing the same.

*Using chat to get to know people again or for the first time.

Bad stuff

*Seeing people using FB to state the bleeding obvious/tragic/boring/cretinous.

*Seeing ridiculous numbers of “friends” associated with thoughtful people who I thought better of.

*Realising I have a ridiculous number of “friends” !

*Seeing a lack of self-knowledge in how people present themselves to the world (Got a taste of that with Gaydar etc etc!).

Conclusion

Nothing that I didn’t really expect.

Or to put it another way, for all the brouhaha about Facebook, it only reflects the strengths and weaknesses of us all.

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