Sunday, February 24, 2013

dumping facebook

In the last few months, a couple of higher profile people in my social media circles have dumped their Facebook accounts. Deleted them. And subsequently made a big deal about it on their blogs and twitter stream in an annoyingly superior tone. 

Whatever.

I will not be dumping my Facebook page. Facebook (and other tools like Google +, LinkedIn, and Twitter) have given me the opportunity to expand relationships and build new ones.  Have fun and share sorrow.  Cook, take pictures, and tell stories. 

It gives me connection - the Navy took us to at least 10 different states and I have friends in all of them. Facebook allows me to stay connected to friends separated by time and distance; I can watch kids grow up, at least with pictures; and it allows me to learn and share things I didn't know we had in common. Seriously, I worked with +Karen Kerr for years and had no idea that she could bake and take pictures until Facebook. 

It provides opportunity for collaboration - Facebook has given me a chance to work on projects, blogs, recipes, pictures, and just plain fun. For free.

And I can use it for communication.  I share information with work friends including work-related happenings, job openings, events, and pictures of Mr. Handsome

While some may say goodbye to Facebook, I won't be one of them.  

2 comments:

Karen Kerr said...

I agree! We all use these tools in our own way, and it's not a zero sum game. And it's been so fun being inspired by your photography.

Deirdre Honner said...

Oh and YOUR cooking and photography! It's fun and it doesn't have to be hard.