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What’s Facebook to you?


I knew I’d been using FACEBOOK for a long time but I didn’t know just how long. Taking a moment to scroll to the beginning of my Facebook I see I started in November 2007. Wow, I’ve been a ‘facebooker’  for five and a half years!

My first few years, until the end of 2009 , consisted of infrequent posts and  photos of my children.  I dabbled mostly to see just what my children were up to in this new internet environment.

Around about the beginning of 2010 I discovered Photoshop and my photos took a new slant. My posts were renown for these photos (and I still love doing them…the only safe way to experience planking, places your family go to but you haven’t , ‘attending’ royal event s such as Kate and Will’s wedding …oh and my piece de resistance –  The bride of Kochie -TV host for those that are unfamiliar with my  Australian accent   🙂

Around this time too, I decided my kids were all grown up (legal adults), so Facebook became just for me. My friends were predominantly family and a few work colleagues…oh and one neighbor. My posts increased in frequency, I joined in debates and celebrated the achievements of others. I also share my own.

I’m still a Facebook addict. I look forward to seeing what my friends are up to. My friend list isn’t that large but I do interact with them all away from Facebook albeit some very infrequently.

My husband just recently got his first smart phone. I set him up on Facebook though his refusal was both loud and indignant – he didn’t want to join…well at least for a few days J  Now into his second Facebook month my daughter and I find ourselves giving him lots of Facebook Etiquette 101 lessons. Our main lessons revolve around teaching him that:-

**sometimes what we think doesn’t always come across as intended when in a short written comment

** if they are friends of your kids or young relatives the best comment is a ‘like’

                       AND MOST IMPORTANTLY

**it’s not a dinner time event!

What’s Facebook’s  purpose to you? Do you use it? How long have you been using it?

I look forward to reading your comments here.

Yours in Facebook  🙂

Author: Travelling Macs

A mum to 2 grown up children who always make me proud, a wife and a full time school teacher. I love eating great food but am not motivated to cook. Love traveling around this great country in which I live. Often found traveling with my husband Brian. I write for pleasure and if it's read (and enjoyed) by others then that's a bonus! 2014 saw me begin the 'new' me. Working hard at leaving the fear of 'what if' behind and replacing it with YOLO adventures. :)

8 thoughts on “What’s Facebook to you?

  1. Lol I like Uncle Brian’s comments! 🙂

  2. I joined Facebook just a couple of months before you. I was kind of forced into it, because the scrabble that I played online with a friend, suddenly upped and went to Facebook. If you weren’t on FB, you could no longer play. Since then, I no longer play scrabble, but do play Words with Friends, which is the same but different.
    I find FB a great tool for communication, keeping in touch with distant friends and family, and those who are geographically closer as well. I like your lessons for Brian, and agree totally. There is difficulty with this method of communication, and I think you need to be careful, it is too easy to be misunderstood.
    It’s a great time waster 🙂 That’s my final word. 🙂

  3. My name is Lynne and I am a Facebook addict. I have even endured a 30 day ban which was excruciating! I was lost without the almost daily contact with friends and family who live distances away.I think I have over 100 friends on Facebook and I pride myself in personally knowing each and every one of them – there is no one there I haven’t either met or have friends who have met them. Long love Facebook!

  4. That should read ‘ long live Facebook’ .

  5. “Refusal was loud and indignant” , haha how things have changed 🙂

  6. One more comment them I ‘ll stop spamming LOL I have thoughtfully taken many of my current holiday photos with an appropriate space for my sister to accompany me 😉

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