So I’m seeing more and more folks in the edublogoblahblah are down with Facebook. I’ve been considering signing up for an account myself, but I’m wondering if, as a married man in his thirties (OK, just starting his thirties), maybe I’m too past it for Facebook. I had a MySpace account for about 3 months back in 2002 or so, and I updated it maybe once or twice (I’ve since deleted it), so maybe there’s no real reason for me to sign up for another social networking site that I won’t use. My social life is pretty nonexistent any damn way.
But then I get to thinking: this past summer, I thought Twitter was the most ridiculous thing on the Web (besides maybe lolwut), and four months later, I’m way into it, connecting with folks from all over the world. Maybe I should give it a shot?
As I’m considering these weighty matters of profound global importance, as if by Providence, Vicki Davis starts tweeting about her experimentation with Facebook. I sent her the following tweet:
@coolcatteacher Can you explain appeal of Facebook in <140 chars plz?
@garageflowers – WE all learn about networking in school, facebook is a massive network that allows you to connect with many who r lost!
I post to my own blog, read and respond on other blogs, and have a modest but high-quality network of teachers, bloggers, & tech enthusiasts with whom I correspond on Twitter. Is Facebook worth my while? Is there any additional networking value to it beyond what I describe, or is it just kind of fun (nothing wrong with that!)? What are your experiences with Facebook, either personal or professional?
Will you friend me if I sign up?