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October 25, 2007

I must say I resisted the temptation to join Facebook, however after the many invites and ribbings I finally decided to jump on in and see what all the fuss is about. Well, after a month onboard I’m still finding it hard to see what all the fuss really is about. Sure, you can connect with people from the distant (and not so distant) past, but really, in order to get there you’ve got to dodge 15 vampire invites, 20 petrol head drag challenges not to mention the multiple zombie and “What’s my strippers name” firefights! As a former member of the Bebo site, NZ’s current No. 1 networking site, I must say I’m not sure Facebook is all it’s cracked up to be. Bebo was easy to navigate, you could read info about your mates without the above mentioned junk…clearly Microsoft and Google disagree with me, both willing to shell out 240 million for  a 1.6% minor stakehold? This whole web 2.0 thing is a little out of control don’t you think?

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  1. October 27, 2007 10:50 pm

    There’s been a lot of noise about Facebook being a timewaster and in the way I use it, I’d agree, but it’s my time to waste. Just this week, I got the courage to delete uwanted requests from people inviting me to participate in their surveys, join groups etc. They were all requests from people I know and like. That hurdle was there because I’d been treating Facebook interactions with the same courtesy as I would a personal request. Perhaps this new way of choosing my connections, being assertive and decisive in responding to the requests people make of my time and energy will rub off in my personal interactions. That could be a good thing!

    I do quite like the ‘other dimension’ that is revealed about a person by looking at their collection of groups and features on Facebook. I would rather that sort of insight was revealed face to face over a good NZ Pinot though.

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