I have just responded to two blog posts today about different aspects of Facebook. I think it is time I talk about it here. I don’t normally address Facebook for a very simple reason.
But here I am, *mumble* years later, and it is happening all over again. Will you friend me? Can I be your friend? Ack. I have no patience with that. I’m used to people not wanting to be my friend, so you go your way, and I’ll go mine, mmkay, pumpkin? But as ironic as it gets, I find myself in social media, and we come right back around to friends.
- I’m a tech geek. I’m curious about everything, and I always sign up for the latest thing so I can kick the tires and decide for myself whether or not it is useful to me, or if there’s something that performs the same function for me, only better. (Also, please note: I joined Facebook back when you had to be in college to join. Yes, I’m “that old”.) I tried it, it didn’t do it for me, and I tried to move on.
- I have non-tech friends who use it as their preferred method of staying in touch, and they want me to be a part of their community. In this instance, it is clearly not about me, but I want to respect that for them, it’s how they roll. So I stay on. (Sigh.)
- Others use it. Others want to know how to use it. It’s my job to help others use social media and technology, and it means however I feel about it personally, it can be used effectively in creating community and in teaching and learning with technology. So I stay on.