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 🙂