Facebook Magic

OK, I was a late adopter as far as Facebook is concerned, but I’m a full fledged fan now. At first the question that goes through your mind is, “how much of my life should I put out there?”; the second is, “who in the world would want to know what I’m doing?” The most interesting thing that has happened to me is that I have reconnected with people I haven’t seen in 20 years. From time to time I would catch myself saying that I should have kept up better with this person or that person, but there really wasn’t anything I could do. I didn’t know where they lived or who they married, but in a matter of days on Facebook we’ve found each other.

This phenomenon comes on the heals of my post about Seth Godin’s new book Tribes. Great book you should read, but more importantly, it gave purpose to the myriad of social networking sites on the web. For a long time I just didn’t see the point in keeping track of other people. It kind of seemed like stalking with permission. Now I see the value of having one of your tribes easily accessible.

We were made to be interactive people. We were given the craving to talk about what we are doing and listen to what others are doing. Of course there can be problems, but when a social networking site such as Facebook works smoothly, the effects can seem almost magical.

You can check out my Facebook page or send friend request here.

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