The essence of this blog is fun new gadgets, technology and “nuggets of wholesome goodness” that I run across.
Facebook isn’t necessarily new…but it definitely qualifies under the “nugget of wholesome goodness” category (or the “addictive social media” category).
If you’re familiar with Facebook, or perhaps even have a Facebook account, you already know some of the great benefits to this social phenom. To me it’s been a great place to connect with other community members that I already see and work with on a regular basis as well as reconnect with people I haven’t talked to in years. (And load photos remotely from my Blackberry of Rhea and I rockin’ out at the Nine Inch Nails show and our two little boys passed out after an exhausting Costco run.)
I like to think of Facebook as the “business casual” or “Jeans Friday” version of social networking. It’s a place where members conduct business, gain new insights, get referrals, etc. It’s also a place to learn a little bit about these business colleagues on a more personal level.
Share books, movies, music…create groups for people with like-minded interests like, “People in My Cupboards.”
If you don’t have a Facebook account already, I highly suggest it. There are also groups available for families to setup. Keep in touch across the world by posting articles, photos, videos etc. while keeping it private within your family.
Only pet peeve with FB…people who CONSTANTLY update their status with useless information. Shelly is driving to work. Dave is washing his hair. Jon is robbing a bank. Shouldn’t we be focused on living our lives more-so than sharing with the world what we’re doing at every moment in our day? It can be a bit excessive…and Shelly, shouldn’t you be watching the road instead of one finger typing on your smart phone? Just an observation.
Facebook; another nugget of wholesome goodness…shared with you.