Monday, March 22, 2010

OK, Facebook, We're Friends Now...

The Big Ladies

Yes, I've disrespected Facebook in this space before. Several times, in fact. But after several conferences with my chicas, I've come to see the error of my ways.

I've got a Facebook account now. But not one of those "I'll friend you, you friend me," kinda deals. It's basically for keeping up with The Ellas & former students & a stray blood relation or 2.

Still don't "get" the Wall thingy, where one may write random (well, sometimes not so random) missives for all the world (or at least one's "friends") to see. And I'm proud to say that my chicas have already wiped out their FB snaps of all their crazy shenanigans. Don't want future employers to get the goods on 'em, don'tcha know.

I do, however, have a funny Facebook tale to relate today. Ella Numera Dos was "Facebook Stalking" (zooming around to the pages of long-lost high school "friends," annonymously apprising the current sad states of the once-"popular" girls' lives) & a "friend suggestion" popped up.

The FB computer droids were recommending that Dos "friend" a recent Facebook convert. She let out a slight shriek & summoned me to the family room, where she was multi-tasking at that moment~Facebooking, scanning witchy sites like F* My Life & watching "Real World DC."

"Mom, guess who's on Facebook?"

I, of course, had no clue.

"Daddy."

Well, it was my time to let out a shriek. Or rather, a sharp intake of breath. When quizzed later, Mr. Fairway said he needed to open an account for "work." Networking, or some such deal. And for the record, he has no profile, no profile snap, 9 "friends," & is a "fan" of the place where he golfs.

Some folks just shouldn't go near popular social networking sites, correctamundo?

I snagged today's Superior Snap, BTW, in 1996, my second year into my gig as Mrs. Scribe. The gals are my first newspaper eds. They're all turning 32 this year. And they're my "friends" on Facebook.

Welcome to the New Millenium, where virtual is almost as good as the real thing, right?

26 comments:

quilly said...

Amoeba started a Facebook page for work. It frightens him.

Tortuga said...

Speaking as a Facebook addict, welcome to the hive of scum and villainy. Haha! I read something recently about people and Facebook that I know you would appreciate. When I find it again, I will send it to you.

MsBabyPlan said...

When Facebook came on the netspere I resisted it for so long, but in the end I gave in because it was anothe way to know about the wellbeing of some old friends. I don't accept everyone as a Friend so I know most of the people on my profile. I am not addicted (although, I was about to become one). Just enjoy it...

Persis Shah said...

Hello,

Its been a while since I dropped by here so just came over to say a quick hi. I hope you have a great week ahead ...

and like always I really enjoyed reading this post. I just happened to read this today :

"If facebook were a lesson in school, my parents would've been proud of me."

Persis.
http://onestylemile.blogspot.com/

Naughty Mommy said...

I resisted for a long time, finally gave in... still hate it.

Acting Balanced Mom said...

I am a facebook fan, for the most part, because I moved fairly far away from fam and friends, and like to keep up, plus it helps to put faces to some of my formerly anonymous internet friends and share stories and pics... I'm not sure that without my fb account I would have ever started blogging...

I have three rules though - I only friend people who I know reasonably well, either IRL or through the net, I judiciously use the delete comments and 'hide' features on my wall... if someone posts something inappropriate or they subscribe to mafia wars or farmville or some other random game that makes them send out lots of wall posts... I want to use it to get updates from people, not the games they play...
that being said, I do play some games on it.. mostly scrabble with my brother - 1000 miles away... and poker, cause its free and fun... but I try not to clutter up the page with updates about either...

good luck with your foray into fb :)

GlowinGirl said...

I was so reluctant to join FB, but I've really enjoyed catching up with people. I don't undesrstand the Mafia and Farmville, so thank heavens you can block things. For awhile I was even an addict to stalking other people, but now I'm addicted to blogging. :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog -- I explained the snaps weren't mine (I wish!) -- the link just didn't go through!

Queenie Jeannie said...

I can't believe they've sucked you in too!!!!

I stand firm and resolved. Not.Gonna.Do.It.

Or Twitter. No tweeting for this broad!!! LOL!

Mighty M said...

Great picture!

I am on FB and have plenty of "friends" but I really don't spend much time on it.

So, did your husband let you "friend" him. :)

Tracy P. said...

It's good, quick, cheap entertainment. Unless you get hooked on the games, which, I suppose, would make it only good and cheap. But having lived a lot of places, I'm amazed at how all of my worlds have come together there.

Quasi Serendipita said...

That is hilarious! I would be stunned if my dad found his way to facebook!

BLOGitse said...

FB is not for me...been there, seen it - had enough.
But you - enjoy! :)

BLOGitse

Susie said...

Welcome to FB:-)

Tracie said...

But 1996 seems like yesterday to me! *sob*

I still have a FB account but I'm fairly inactive. I do a little stalking and e-mail a few old friends. That's it.

Jenn@ You know... that blog? said...

I LOVE FB - I'm well and truly addicted, and always have it on in the background. Our group (re the interview I have up from yesterday) has a fan page there, and it's doing well. I've found friends from 25-30+ years ago that I never thought I'd ever hear from again... it's been a hoot catching up with some of them. Others... notsomuch, but its your choice who you friend, after all. The privacy settings are much more customizable now also, which I like.

I hope you enjoy it - it's not for everyone, but I sure love it.

Jenn@ You know... that blog? said...

Blah, I wrote out this big comment, and then it disappeared!!

It was something to the effect of "LOVE FB, we have a fan page on it too (for my group in the interview in my last post) and I've found tons of friends from 30+ years ago..." yeah, something like that.

Hope you enjoy FB!

Phooey on my browser!

Jenn@ You know... that blog? said...

...or it was just messing with my head and wanted to see me make a fool of myself. Pffft!

The Blonde Duck said...

I refuse to go on facebook.

dkzody said...

I resisted it until all my friends were seeing pictures of my grand daughter and telling me about them. At first I saw little value in the darn thing, but I have come to change my mind. I have learned about a lot of organizations that I didn't know existed and I have met some new people. I am definitely a better person because of Facebook.

Silver said...

You have a great blog here. I was reading with interest what you wrote about Facebook. I too never had much respect for it at first and simply refused to have an account. Then, finally when i had it (so i could keep track of my sons.. i am hooked. ;)

~Silver

Melissa Miller said...

Thanks for your sweet visit my friend!

~Happy Spring! ~Melissa :)

Allyson said...

Oh my goodness...that was high entertainment. My mother finally gave in a couple of summers ago after my grandmother's funeral. My entire family started talking about how we only see each other at weddings and funerals and 10 minutes later, they all had FB accounts. And Neal caved and got one last year for the exact same reason as Mr. Fairway. He has about 200 friends, but has them so locked down, I'm not even sure what the point is. And he ONLY puts work (or technology, now I guess) posts on his wall. All of my friends have hidden him because they're so bored by his posts. And Mom doesn't have unlimited access to my pictures. Sometimes what you don't know won't hurt you. ;)

thatgirlblogs said...

I just deactivated... major time suck.

yonca said...

I'm on Facebook. Even though I 'm not spending so much time on fb, but actually it is fun :)I enjoyed to read your blog.Following now:) Have a great day!

Vodka Logic said...

i like FB for the far away friends and my blogger friends.

Welcome to the 21st century xx

miss jo said...

I've finally drank the FB Kool Aid. It's great being in touch with old friends instead of just at Xmas....Actually, it's terrific learning everyone's updates, however silly...

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