I have been on Facebook a couple of months now, and I still don’t quite understand what the fascination is. I entered the Facebook as part of a work group and did nothing for months–no pictures, no updates, nothing Then people began asking to link to me, so I added a couple photos, chatted with a couple people on an ongoing basis, and now I do enjoy conversing with my extended family and friends and hearing what my nieces and nephews are doing.
But, there are some things I truly don’t understand. Why do people I knew –mainly from high school –but were never friends with then want to be my friends now? Some of them I have barely exchanged two words with since elementary school, why?
And why do people start polls about me–about the stupidest things? Are they supposed to make me laugh? They make me cringe and wonder why do you have so much free time?
And if I want to see the results or answer some other questions, why do I have to let Facebook access my photos, friends, and profile information? So I choose not to enter those sections.
I am going to keep my profile up a bit longer, test the waters a bit more, but I am starting to think it’s really a space for people to chat a bit, try to sound pithy about what they are doing today, see who can have the most “friends” and suck up lots of time.
Maybe blogging is a better route for me. C