Facebook Phenomenon

I think I’m getting addicted to Facebook.

Now, I’m not suggesting that I’m on the website 24/7 and attempting to be “Mr. Popular” by requesting friend invitations to hundreds of people I don’t know. Actually, in just over two weeks I’ve made nearly 70 friends via this site…and about 98 percent of them are family, good friends or people from my past, many of which I’ve not been in touch with for well over a decade.

It’s fascinating to get back in touch with these people, many of which I wonder how we lost track of one another. Yes, things change, people change. They move, get married, have kids or your once friendship just sort of drifts as each of you hang out with others or simply become too busy.

The point in mentioning this is not only to advocate others consider looking into Facebook. If you’ve dabbled in other similar sites like Friendster or MySpace, you’ll find that Facebook is a bit more clean, conservative and easier to navigate. Plus, I’m finding potential clients and collegues interested in doing business together. The notion that I could actually get work from this site as well as connect to old buddies is a fascinating proposition.

Granted, if you’re looking for a site like this that is strictly intended for professional networking and job opportunities…you want to be a member of LinkedIn. But, Facebook is more casual and has a plethora of applications you can add to your website.

MySpace seems to be for younger kids who want to have websites annoyingly designed with hideous colors/backgrounds and loud atrocious music. That’s the problem with giving people carte blanche to website design.

So, if you haven’t already done so or if you have set up an account but haven’t spent any time on them, check out both Facebook and LinkedIn. If you do, let me know what you think.

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Published in: on August 20, 2008 at 9:52 am  Comments (1)  
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