Why I 'Like' facebook

LoriAnne Hancock By LoriAnne Hancock, 26th Aug 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1ys0-vyn/
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Here are some personal reasons for being a part of the facebook community. I hope it helps you decide to join or be more active as a member.

Considering joining facebook?

"Are you on facebook?"
If so, you are probably well aware of the instant connections you will get when you sign up. Family, friends, co-workers, kids, friends of your kids, long-time friends you've lost touch with, all are suddenly potentially reading your words and looking at your pictures. They can make comments, and so can you. You actually can learn a lot about a person by their posts and shares. That is why you can become intimate with people from all over the world, and stay in touch with your own community activities as well.

facebook is a 'scene'

Facebook allows my social circle to be as wide as the whole of the world, and after all these years I have world wide friends. Mostly, I enjoy being connected to my family and seeing pictures of the kids as they grow up. You get a real finger on the pulse of someone's life, especially if they are frequent posters. I have young people as friends and monitor my output accordingly. I don't do it every month, but sure, I have a Yum Yum Album.

Since anyone can post anything (just about), and you may love the person but not want to see their political opinions and block them or unfriend them. I do this if the content or image is disturbing or of a violent or sexual nature. No explanation necessary.

Search for People, Post, Share, Join, Create Pages

You can post your comments and pictures and your friends will be able to comment and press the 'like' button. You see a picture or comment or news article or poem or song or video that you like, you can hit the 'share' button and it goes out to your friends on their news feed. They can make comments and share it if they want too. This is one way information 'goes viral'. You can 'join' groups that you are interested in. Mine include; permaculture group, Edgar Cayce's pages, You know you grew up in Boise if..., and a lot more.

A word of advice

Because facebook is so good about notifying you of posts, comments and shares from other people, it can get really heavy to wade through on your e-mail page. I'd advise opening another e-mail account just for facebook posts to come in on. Try it, let me know how you "Like" it!

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Connections Everywhere, Facebook, Facebook Page, Friends, Friends Forever, Friendships, User-Friendly

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author avatar LoriAnne Hancock
Avid student of the human condition who believes we will triumph in the end by caring for ourselves, all life and our planet as if all were precious.

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