Saturday, August 8, 2009


I just got on Facebook this past week and it is somewhat interesting. The learning curve isn't very steep, but I'm not sure I get what makes Facebook such a big deal. Apparently the idea is to see how many friends you can get to write on your wall.

A few years ago I signed on to My Space as a way to be able to blog but that didn't work very well. I got a email from some girl? wanting to be my friend. As a senior on Medicare I was a little perplexed as to why an apparently young girl would want to be friends with an old fart like me. I figured it was some cop trying to catch pedophiles on the net. I refused her offer and got off My Space as fast as I could. So far the only friend requests on Facebook come from people I know. That's fine, but I'm not sure what to say to my friends who are 3000 miles away. I'll give it a shot, but I may lose interest fairly soon.


Anonymous said...

Try one of the Senior Chat Rooms. They talk about important things; food, the weather, their health and their grandchildrn.


sharecropper said...

Frankly, I love FB! I've connected with cousins, classmates and friends that I haven't seen in 20-40 years. Catching up on what they've been doing, their families and where they are.

I also like the links my friends post to keep me aware.

It's shorter than blogs and often includes a bit of nonsense.

Look me up and you can see a picture of me kissing an alpaca.

We' Po' Now, Crapaud! said...

Father Dan, I share your sentiments about FB. It's somewhat limited, but folks of our generation seem to use it to keep tabs with our kids and grand kids, mostly.

I'll look you up there and invite your friendship. sharecropper is right, it is useful for connecting with lost cousins, etc.