I think it has been over a year now that I have been on "Facebook". I asked myself, "why would someone my age want to be on Facebook?" I slowly sneaked in at first. I knew both my daughters were on, so I thought I would be able to see family photos and such. And then it started.
Someone "found" me and asked to be my friend. I still was hesitant, asking myself if I really wanted to get involved. And then, "why not?" So, I have a few friends. Certainly not the number that some have. I mean, if you have over 100 friends, how many of these people are really important friends?
This is what "Facebook" has done for me. It has reunited me with a former high school teacher which has been a wonderful memory booster. We discuss situations and people we knew in high school and it just is a refreshing relationship now that we are good friends. Would you believe I still have a slight hesitancy calling him by his first name?
I also am in contact with my nieces and nephews and son-in-laws, grandchildren and the most fun has been being in touch with friends I was in grade school with. Now that is a real friendship.
I have just connected with "children" who lived in our neighborhood over 30 years ago. These children have certainly grown up and have started their own families. There is no way, other than "Facebook" that we would have reconnected. I am so enjoying it.
I have become friends with many other bloggers since I started my blog Schnitzel and the Trout last fall, and even a blogger from Europe is one of my friends on Facebook.
And then, there is the addiction on "Facebook"...the crazy, crazy games. There are many games to choose from. The one that has me mesmerized right now is "Bejeweled Blitz". Do not, I repeat, do not get involved unless you have a couple of free minutes a day. The game only lasts one minute....it is the repeat games that get you!
And the last thing that gets me are the crazy quizzes. They are so silly and in no way could possibly bring out personality traits, but it is so funny and strange when the answers to these quizzes describe you right on. And, your friends even recognize you in your results.
And NO, I will not get involved in Twitter. I do not have that much time. And, who cares what I am doing minute to minute. I will say, if I were much, much younger, this would be an excellent networking option in finding a job and so forth.
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