Friday, December 19, 2008

Facebook Revolution!

Sigh. I avoided it as long as I could. No, not wrapping Christmas gifts (although I really need to get on that). It's also not writing Christmas cards (although now that I mention it, I really need to get on that, too).

No - I refer to joining Facebook. I really have put it off. I mean, I have this blog and I'm pretty good about writing here on a regular basis. It just didn't seem like Facebook (or any other "social networking" site) was something I needed to tinker with.

Until today.

Instead of getting an occasional "hey, I'm out here and I'd like to hear from you, don't you remember me?" I was barraged today. Fully a dozen college chums hit my inbox, all with invitations. I'm not too sure what's going to come of this - many of these fine folks I haven't spoken to in - gee, fifteen years. But I'm willing to find out.

So I'm in the process of setting up a Facebook page. I'll let you know when it's a done deal, although I bet I just set up a skeleton for now. Is this the beginning of a brave new world for Mockingbird? Or just nothing but trouble?


Lloyd said...

Just be sure and send me an invitation thingie when you get it set up. I have been on Facebook for about a year now, but I do not really understand it. I think it is vouyerism in reverse; let everyone know your status/feelings/desires/ambitions at every moment.
hmmmm maybe I need to get that geezer bus ticket punched ....

Beth said...

I agree, it's mostly pointless, but now and then I've been happy to reconnect with a friend or student.