Monday, December 5, 2011

12 Days of Thankfulness. Day 5

Day 5: Facebook

I like facebook

Scratch that

love facebook

Just keeping it real.

I do love facebook and I'm thankful for it.

Can't imagine life without it now. And yet somehow I managed to exist for 41yrs bfb
(before facebook)

Don't get me wrong, I too, like many facebook users get a little bit frustrated with the constant
changes and some of the issues surrounding privacy, but on the whole I really enjoy using
it and it has become a part of my everyday life. I look forward to going online.

But I won't lie. I didn't always feel this way.

Facebook and I used to have what I would call a love/hate relationship.

It was an offline again online again thing.

I have seen things on facebook which have shocked, surprised, disappointed,
hurt and annoyed me. None more so than when these things have 
been done by people who I've called friends.

But I think I'm over that now.
I came up with an analogy to help me understand the behaviour of my friends
 and now I see facebook like this...

Take 308 people and put them on a  beach.
 (308 is the number of facebook friends I have today, although
 the number could change after they've read this)
A handful of those people will find a shady tree and sit beneath it, watching activities from a distance. Some may stoll along the boardwalk. A few will sit on deck chairs on the sand,
while others will go down to the waters edge.
 Many will paddle and get their ankles wet. A few will
go in up to their knees. And finally
there will be those who go deep into the water,
completely in over their heads, and loving it.
Everyone of those 308 people will have a different experience on the beach.
And everyone will still have a good time.

The same is true of facebook

You'll have those who use facebook from afar.  And those who are in over their head.

And there is nothing wrong with that. Facebook is as individual as the people who use it.

I used to get upset that my some of my friends don't  interact on facebook
the same way that I do.But not anymore.
Some friends will communicate with me. Some won't.
I'm okay with that.

Now, I just see facebook for what it is. A great tool for communication.
 Communicating is so much easier now.
And I'm thankful for anything
that makes for an easier life.

However, since facebook is always making changes, there is one change
that I'd like to make. The logo. I think it should be

What's Playing: 

In the Kitchen:
 Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
(I found this recipe on my friend Naomi's Blog
you HAVE to bake these. Today!)

On the Music Player:
All I Want for Christmas is you: Mariah Carey

In my Heart
Hebrews 10:25
"Let us not give up the habit of meeting together"

And remember...

1 comment:

supersistershaz said...

you forgot about the ones who take the donkey ride at skegness or the ones who go to the arcades... i recently had a cull of so called fb friends - there is a reason we didnt stay friends for the 30 years since we left school - didn't need them then and i really don't need them now... supersistershaz xx

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