Monday, March 16, 2009

Face what?

So, now I'm on facebook but I don't know what that's supposed to do for me. And I can't make much sense of the emails I'm getting. Where am I supposed to go to find all the details of how to use this to enhance my on-line life? Is there a tutorial or am I supposed to just intuit how it works? Is this really going to improve the quality of my everyday life?

Meanwhile, I've been buying some new yarns and as soon as we have some decent sunshine I'll be taking and posting some pictures.

12 comments:

sharon said...

I found Facebook itself to be very unhelpful. I finally resorted to getting Facebook for Dummies out of the library. That helped somewhat. The truth is there isn't that much to it. Acquire friends, post status updates on your wall so friends can comment, comment on your friends status updates, and then wonder why you are doing this. :)

sue said...

Hi larry, I just left you a message on facebook. I think it is a little like a computer journal, being able to keep in touch with your friends online on a daily basis. The one thing that mostly irritates me is trying to do those stupid challenges that friends assign for you to do and then having to type in your mobile phone number to get an answer. I have decided not to do those quizzes, just talk to my friends and see what they are up to, and load photos too. You should put some of your photos on there too.

Monika said...

Oh no, Larry, now you are one of them! Just kidding! :o)
But I'd rather knit, or crochet, or sew, because as it is, I'm already on the internet way too long each day.
Have fun nevertheless!

lexa said...

I'm on there, too. They just changed how it looks again. I just get used to it one way, and they change it. You can use the old Facebook somehow, but I don't bother. I'll just muddle through.

ColorJoy LynnH said...

I have resisted facebook (and twitter) so far. Ravelry is important to me and much more focused on my life and my passion for fiberart.

My husband's family is really into Facebook. They are a large family and we have three generations as members, with another generation too young so far. But they hear about raises and moves and new jobs and when babies are born and the whole thing, through their facebook community.

I feel as though I can not handle one more thing to update. I have my website/shopping cart, my blog, Ravelry, Myspace (for our musical act), our home page for our music, and my friend Altu's restaurant website. Sometimes I have to knit or pay bills, you know?

Once you find people you actually know in real life, out there on Facebook, you are more likely to feel a benefit. I hope you like it in time.

LynnH in Michigan where it was 67F and sunny today!

Lisa said...

Facebook, eh, I'm not convinced that I can't live without it. However, I would love it if you'd break into the current century and get a cell phone.

Anonymous said...

What Lisa said!

Rena

Bron said...

Yeah - I hear ya regarding facebook. So much of it seems kinda silly - sending "drinking invites" & smiley buttons & such, although I've done it a couple of times just to get the feel of the place. But I do like it as a quick way to find out what friends are up to. And it's quicker to update than my blog. Like everything else, though, I just don't have time to do it justice.

WrathGlory said...

next, try http://www.meetup.com/

Janice Rosema said...

I'm with you about Facebook, I misplaced my password and can't get back into it. No worries, Larry, I don't have a cell phone either. The answering machine and computer are enough for me. I can't always face it myself!

WrathGlory said...

another interesting post and comments re Facebook: http://howaboutorange.blogspot.com/2009/03/internet-extrovert.html

mehitabel said...

I'm on Facebook too, but couldn't find you--too many of the same name! Got any clues how to find you?