Sunday, July 15, 2012

Facebook and Friends

How do you like Facebook?  I'm kind of on the fence.  I have an account.  For a long time, I did not have one and it kept me from seeing pictures of my extended family and I would be the last to know about anything.

I caved in and have had for a couple of years now.  I feel like a lurker. I enjoy reading about what is going on in my friends' lives.  However, I'm not certain of how interactive I should be. 

What I mean is, how much do you talk about what is written on FB?  Like if someone had surgery or going through a rough spot, I feel awful for them and want to help but sometimes-people just want to vent.  How do you go about coming across caring but not noisy?

I am leaning towards shutting down my account.  Most of my life I've felt like a dork and FB reminds me I am still a dork with words...what to do...?!


Betina said...

I joined FB very reluctantly a few years ago, mostly so I would know what's happening in the lives of my younger siblings. I like to keep in contact with people I have known over the years, but I am mindful not to let it be a time sucker. I figure if someone puts it on FB it's fair game for discussion...

Ramblin' On said...

I agree. I hate anything that makes me feel like a junior high again. I had finally caved in to join FB b/c that's all my extended family would talk about and that in itself drove me batty. Oh well. I guess seeing cute pictures of my love ones make it worth it.