Okay, this is the moment I’ve been waiting for. After several years of dipping my toes in the current of social media I’ve arrived at a moment of truth. It’s time for me to determine if this high tech voodoo will actually do something to help me in a little shameless self promotion experiment. I’ve gotta tell you, my Facebook balance sheet has thus far been heavily out of whack to the negative.
I’m 53 years old, yet I voluntarily jumped right back into the hornets nest of adolescent social life. There must be something virtuous about putting myself out there even though it reminds me of how awkward and unpopular I was in grade school. There must be a reason why people I used to know in real life are now knocking on my virtual door and asking if I can come out and play games like Candy Crush Saga or Farmville. There must be a life lesson in having to listen quietly and respectfully to the strong opinions of others over and over and over again and resisting the urge to “unfriend” them because I don’t want to hurt their feelings. There must be an advantage to handing your face over to every facial recognition server in the world, to telling every government agency and terrorists organization all about your personal life. Finally, there must be a reward for managing to adapt to the counterintuitive culture of Facebook. It used to be that “Status” had to do with relationships. Now we are expected to know that “Status” is FB code for what the rest of the world knows as a “Post”. Why is Facebook trying to reinvent the wheel. To make things even more messed up, when someone posts a “status” like “my dog died and I’m very sad”, people who are supposed to be your friends are hitting the “Like” button.
Understandably, I’ve probable offended a few folks here and cannot reasonably expect them to assist with my shameless self promotion experiment. To the rest of you, please add a few debits to my Facebook balance sheet by clicking on each of these three photos and voting for them. Your votes and yes your Facebook Shares will make it all worth while.
Question of the day: Do you Love or Hate Facebook? or both?