Some people I know wonder why I bother with Facebook. What is it that draws me to the social networking site? Well, today was a facebook day. I managed to reconnect with old friends from summer camp (way back when) that I really loved but simply lost touch with over the years. I remember they always played music and today I found a few videos from their current band on YouTube. This happened via another old friend’s post on her facebook page.
I agree that facebooking with your sister in the room next door or even the neighbour down the road can be lame. However, in our globalized world where we travel and meet great people , facebook is one method to help us easily stay in contact. I live in a small town in the mountains of BC, Canada where most people aren’t embracing new online technologies. I feel differently about the matter as cyber technology, including facebook, is what provides me the freedom to live in this place and continue to work in the fields that I am passionate about. It also helps me stay connected, reduce feelings of isolation, and see photos of my family.
Thank you to all my friends on facebook who post photos and updates. I love to hear and see what you are up to…even if we aren’t in touch as often as we would like. And to my two new friends today (from camp), its great to be in touch again. Despite its shortcomings, I say YAY for facebook!