Inspiration, relationships, writing

Facebook ► the good, the bad and the unexpected.

I like to see you on facebook.
I like to see you on facebook.

With 1.2 billion active users, it’s no wonder that facebook is touching many of our lives in ways that are good and bad and unexpected. What do you think? Like it, love it or leave it?

Like

Sharing pictures of my life with friends and family.

Don’t Like
Choosing a profile picture.

Like
Reading and seeing pictures of your lives.

Don’t Like
Political threads.

Like
Unexpected laughter from funny stories.

Like

Seeing the name of an old friend after many years.

Like
Meaningful contributions.

Like

Links to cool articles and videos.

Don’t Like

Mean sprited comments

Don’t Like

Swear words especially first thing in the morning.

Like

Status Updates.

Don’t Like
Too many status updates in a row.

Like
Chatting on line.

Don’t Like
Chatting on line when I’m trying to get out of the door.

Like
The love and support people give.

Don’t Like
To read about sad things happening in your lives.

Like
When I write a status update and people hit the ‘Like’ button.

Don’t Like
Certain sentences such as I’m just saying and bad use of punctuation, such as all caps, overuse of parentheses or more than three dots on an ellipses.

Like
Acronyms such as LMAO, LMFAO and lol. Parenthesis and dashes like this {hugs} and this — or this — instead of this -.

Don’t Like
Certain games, some invitations, and farmville.

Like
Long personal letters from friends.

Like
Seeing you smile.

Double Like
Long threads with many participants.

Like
Having a look into your lives through pictures.

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Facebook birthdays.

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Instant communication, sort of like instant gratification.

Like
Being connected to the world. Paying it forward.

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Compliments and thank yous. Love to hear thank you. 🙂


How about you? Facebook ~ Like it, love it or leave it?

26 thoughts on “Facebook ► the good, the bad and the unexpected.”

  1. Can’t say I much care for Facebook. I’m on it for several reasons, but not really by choice. More along the lines of making sure I reserve the real estate.

    Then again, I was on twitter very early, and didn’t warm up to for a couple of years. So who knows?

    Thanks for stopping by over at my place. Have a great day!

    1. Hey Dave.

      You have a point there, as a blogger, you did well by reserving your space. It’s also a great way to share pix. I see you do much better on twitter. I’m still learning though.

      Julie

  2. I think you have said it all Julie!

    I love being able to keep in regular touch with family
    and friends from all over the world so easily.

    1. Great point Linda. Remember a time where you had to send letters? Sometimes it would take a month to hear back from some one. We are truly spoiled being able to peak into the lives of people from all over the world.

      Julie

  3. Well said, I have diffidently experienced some of the drama. Like I tell my kids if you don’t have anything nice to say remain silent. Reconnecting with family and friends by far has been the best part!

  4. hey Julie…great list…..i love looking at pics of my cousin who is far away from me in Australia….its a great way to connect with her 🙂 but i don’t like when facebook zaps my energy as a timewaster….at one point it was becoming too addictive so these days i don’t log on much.

    1. Isn’t it fantastic to be able to see in practical real time what is going on in all parts of the world. Sometimes I feel as if the person is right next door. You’re so right about being a time waster though. Sometimes I look at pictures of friends of friends and think, wait, I have something better to do! Live!

      Julie

  5. I am guilty to say i used to be so addicted to petville and after I beat that farmville! It was awful. All my cousins and aunts were addicted too, so it was a family affair.

    1. Hi there BJ.

      I can see that in some of my cousins and aunts that they all share and work together. That’s great if they are having fun. I think the fact I have a garden outside is plenty of watering and pruning for me. 🙂 Still, if you see it as a game and learn to regulate your habits, learn something and not go overboard, I don’t see the harm.

      Julie

  6. I meant pet society, which came first. Now Zygna has also introduced petville!…they are oh so bad! 😉

  7. I like the fact that it’s been easier for me to keep in touch with some relatives and friends. I was surprised by how many people that weren’t good in email, suddenly were Facebook pros. I guess the little pictures and signs of life made it more addicting.

    1. Hey J.D! Good to see you here. I think the last post I saw you in was at Barbara’s blog and on your Oprah piece. I completely agree with you. Email seems so simple compared to facebook. I also think that facebook hit the nail on the head with the short status updates.

      Julie

  8. Can’t say I like or dislike Facebook. I don’t have a Facebook page.

    People keep telling me I should, but it will be another addiction for me.

    My life will suffer, my children will starve, my house will look like a bomb site, and as my life is destoryed around me, I’ll be sitting at my desk on Facebook. This is my fear.

    So I don’t have a Facebook page, never have had one, and can’t say what I like or love about it.

    But…I have a blog and use Twitter, which means all of the above is already happening while I sit on the computer, so really, what’s one more addicition? LOL

  9. Hey Pam,

    Well congratulations for that. I’d say you have won hands down about a thousand or so saved hours. It’s truly addicting to look at other people’s pictures and share information. I have to limit myself. I am always checking up on various family members to make sure they are ok. I wish you were on, because I’ve never seen your family. That’s ok though, I’ll wait for the pic to come in email. 🙂

    Julie

  10. Oh dear, I’m a FarmVille fan! It started as a bit of ribbing with an American friend who was quite accomplished and I said ‘I’ll catch you up’ and she said ‘No you won’t’, but I did, and overtook her too…

    Enjoy the journey.

    Mandy

  11. I like it Jules, it brought you back in to my life and reconnected me so many other old friends and now new ones. x

  12. Haha, there’s so much that I like about Facebook! But then again, there are tons of things I don’t like. I actually deactivated FB 2 weeks ago and I’m still clean 😛
    I don’t like it how I spend WAY too much time on FB so that’s why I decided to deactivate it for some time…
    What I like most is how people write funny comments. What I don’t like is how people “pretend” to be happy on FB when they’re not…But yeah, there are many many good things about FB and a few dislikes! 😛

    Anyway, nice blog!

  13. I like your post very much and all your good points about face book. I clicked over from Barbara’s post today because I liked the title of your post.

    I am a … freak I am afraid. After having to write formally for over 30 years, it is like opening up room for a breath of fresh air and maybe getting a comment from someone else. It kind of relaxes me.

    I like all the news feeds on facebook and twitter because I just get wee small snippets and I do not have to engage, but still know what is going on. I heard Desmond Tutu speak about PEACE 2 nights ago and when others complained about the news, newspapers, and the negativity he said, “Oh I just think of it as God’s to do list!”

    Now I laugh every time a news feed pops up.

    I have not mastered pictures on facebook but it is the only place that I have a picture of me on line, mostly because my children put pictures up.

    This was fun – thank you for sharing

  14. I just called by as on my reader no new posts from you recently, so was surprised to find you had been writing, it seems my feed has not been working properly. Not much changes two years on and we are all still hooked on FB despite Google Plus trying to capture our attention!

  15. I’m a bit the same with Facebook but I like the way I can kep in touch with family and friends with t, and see the updates, photographs and what they are doing when they are far away so that more tha compensates for any problems it might provide.

  16. I still feel the same way. I love the way you repeat some posts. It is endearing in a funny way. Thats why I’m commenting again, so you know I popped in to one of my favourite Bloggers

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