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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  1. Siobhan
    25th March 2012 / 11:06 am

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

  2. Simon Varwell
    26th March 2012 / 8:04 am

    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?

  3. Claire
    27th March 2012 / 1:14 pm

    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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