Monday, August 16, 2010

10 things I love about facebook

Chances are if you read a blog like this, you are on facebook. The online life all mingles together till we spend all our lives in front of a screen instead in front of another person’s face. However, there are pros to such things.

So here, dear readers, are 10 things I love about facebook:
  1. You can keep up with current friends and their daily activities.
  2. You can catch up with old friends, and fill in the gaps of many years.
  3. You hear about big events in people’s lives – engagements, births, etc.
  4. You find out about things quickly.
  5. It’s an easy way of knowing what friends are up to, without actually talking to them. (although I still wonder whether that is actually a good thing!)
  6. When you catch up with someone, you often know things that have been happening because of their facebook updates, so you can be somewhat informed.
  7. If you want to find someone you have lost touch with, facebook is a good starting point.
  8. You can purposefully be encouraging or edifying in your status updates.
  9. Sometimes you learn something important and can pass that information on to others who care to know, or should know (but aren’t on facebook). eg. your husband who ministers to young people who are all on facebook.
  10. Status updates from missionaries. Almost all the missionaries we support are on facebook, and I love the insight into daily life that it gives, in a very different way than prayer points (this is also why I enjoy missionaries personal blogs).

But facebook and I do not have a purely loving relationship.

Come back on Wednesday to see the counter: 10 things I hate about facebook.

1 comment:

Wendy said...

I'm really glad you put number 10! It is a fantastic way for us missionaries to keep up with the many people we know as well as supporters who we may only see every 4-10 years! We have also gained new supporters just this last year purely through Facebook.

Like everything, we need to keep a balance, but there is much to be rejoiced about this social networking place.