I just got a Facebook account, and I’m loving it. I confess that Facebook – along with three crazy kids – is one of the reasons I haven’t been blogging much in recent days. But in just a few days I’ve made over 60 friends – some of whom are close friends or family I’ve kept in touch with for years, but others of whom are folks I haven’t seen or heard from in a long, long time. It might not be a high school reunion or family Thanksgiving Dinner, but it nonetheless connects people far and wide in an engaging, entertaining format. My favorite feature is something called "SuperPoke" which allows me to, among other things, "use the force" on my friends. How cool is that?
I was trying to come up with a really insightful post about the distinct emotional, social and identity issues involved in blogging vs. social networking – they’re very different phenomena – but that was late last night and I was getting pretty weary.
So, if you’re on Facebook come and make me a friend. If you’re not on Facebook, sign up. It’s fun.