I finally joined Facebook this past Friday. After numerous invitations from friends over many months I began to feel like one of the last holdouts of this social networking phenomenon. Since Friday I’ve had so many people from different aspects of my life reach out to me. It’s been great and a little weird at the same time. All of the sudden I’m seeing unrecognizable faces from High School and hearing from people who I have not thought about in years. I’m reconnecting with old friends from San Francisco, musician friends from both coasts, and people who saw me on other friend’s homepages and invited me to be their friend too. I’ve also heard from friends of my nieces and have gotten a few Aunt Audrey letters. I’m truly honored by those.
I still don’t really know how this all works and I need to look at other people’s home pages and see how they’ve used this tool. How much information do most people share and what do they keep private? Where to put things and how? Kind of like this blog, it can be so much more if I only understood the process and knew how to truly facilitate it.
Besides reconnecting with old friends and friends of friends I’m also hoping it will help promote this site as this is a big part of what I’m doing right now and of course it would be nice to know that what I’m writing is actually being read and of interest and value to some folks.
The history of Facebook, is well-known to most, so what I will do instead of sharing that history is from time to time share with you my experience of participating in its process and ask you for your feedback.
If you haven’t already joined and are interested in doing so, go to: www.facebook.com