From farewell, fb to hello there, fb!

Last year for Lent, I gave up facebook.

I enjoyed being off fb so much that I made the decision to delete my profile entirely.

I stayed off for two months, and while I didn't miss most of it, I found it a bit tricky not to have. I missed seeing pictures of friend's kids (I have a far flung bunch of buddies), a few good memes, and the ease of arranging things. So I rejoined.

And I'm glad I did. The really positive things about off and then on again are many - I have a nice clean timeline, only months old and edited with the new privacy limits in mind. My friends list is much neater - full of cool people rather than a list of people I like mixed in with people I once sat next to in biology. I spend much less time on there - typically a five minute check in every evening or so, with the occasional cute baby photo binge. It's so useful for co-ordinating certain things and for catching JLL things I might otherwise miss!

Now I even have a page for this blog!

What do you think of facebook?

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3 comments:

  1. I find facebook very useful, but mostly use it for events/ groups and photos.

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  2. I try to avoid it, mostly, and like you have only rejoined because of the need to keep in touch for specific reasons.

    I much prefer Google+ though many people think that will soon have the same complaints and weaknesses as Facebook.

    It's kind of one of these inevitable, necessary things in life, isn't it?

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  3. Siobhán, yep, it's just 'useful' more than anything else, isn't it?

    Simon, totally agree - I can do without the validation side of things and mainly just use it for photos and organising!

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