The Thing About Facebook

I love Facebook. I check it during the day, usually on my iPhone, and update my status almost every day. Like most people, I have gotten back in touch with people I never thought I'd see again.

I"m lucky that I haven't had any unwanted people find or bother me. I keep everything private so they can't even see my profile picture. At one point I had over 300 friends. When I scrolled through them I realized I didn't talk to almost half of them. I ended up cutting about 150. I didn't like the idea of people not talking to me but looking through my photos.

I love being in close contact with family members now. I have cousins that I had no idea what was going on in their lives. Now we connect on FB and even talk on the phone, which I love.

The downside, for me, is that it's a time-sucker. I check my email and next thing I know, I've been on FB for a half-hour and haven't accomplished anything productive. Especially having it on my iPhone since it's always with me. 

Within the last two days I've been lucky enough to find two long lost friends. One I worked with years ago and I've missed her over the years. The other was my best friend 30 years ago. I've often wondered about her and wish we could somehow reconnect. Now we have and I can't wait to see both of them.

So, my question is, does Facebook go against nature? It seemed natural that you'd meet people in life and sometimes the friendship stuck and sometimes it didn't.
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The Thing About Facebook

I love Facebook. I check it during the day, usually on my iPhone, and update my status almost every day. Like most people, I have gotten back in touch with people I never thought I'd see again.

I"m lucky that I haven't had any unwanted people find or bother me. I keep everything private so they can't even see my profile picture. At one point I had over 300 friends. When I scrolled through them I realized I didn't talk to almost half of them. I ended up cutting about 150. I didn't like the idea of people not talking to me but looking through my photos.

I love being in close contact with family members now. I have cousins that I had no idea what was going on in their lives. Now we connect on FB and even talk on the phone, which I love.

The downside, for me, is that it's a time-sucker. I check my email and next thing I know, I've been on FB for a half-hour and haven't accomplished anything productive. Especially having it on my iPhone since it's always with me. 

Within the last two days I've been lucky enough to find two long lost friends. One I worked with years ago and I've missed her over the years. The other was my best friend 30 years ago. I've often wondered about her and wish we could somehow reconnect. Now we have and I can't wait to see both of them.

So, my question is, does Facebook go against nature? It seemed natural that you'd meet people in life and sometimes the friendship stuck and sometimes it didn't.
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