I know it’s been conference this and conference that around here lately. I’ve got my web hat on and will no doubt soon take it off, put on another hat and resume back to blogging all about the place like I normally do. But I brought the conference up because after the conference my Facebook friends quadrupled, that is I went from three friends to 12. This is why.
When you get added as someone’s friend in Facebook, their friends can see that you’ve been added and then might think, oh well I met or know her, I’ll add her as a friend as well. This can happen at your end too. I added an old work colleague tonight and through that another old work colleague saw that I’d been added to her friend so she added me to hers. Confused? That’s because it happens so quickly you’re left shaking your head.
I’m writing this down because I still don’t know how long I’ll stick at this Facebook thing. I’m hanging around at the moment because I’m curious and am genuinely interested in maintaining contact with friends that have moved away from me. I’m not so interested in adding people that I see or work with all the time because I see or work with them all the time. I’m also conscious of what I write on people’s walls because everyone else can read it. It’s like being at home at night with the blinds up and the curtains open and the lights on. Everyone can see in and see what you’re up to. I’m not a leave the blinds open and the lights on kind of girl. I like my privacy.
What I’m saying is that I’m not that active on Facebook now. I’d rather just watch and participate periodically when I feel like it. I haven’t installed every application, I don’t send gifts willy nilly, I don’t ask lots of questions, I haven’t rated any movies, etc etc. I also reserve the right to cut and run, although I’ve heard it’s difficult, if not impossible, to delete a Facebook account.
For the moment, I’ll let Facebook sit around like a fairly dormant virus and hope that it doesn’t take hold.