Okay before you panic and think that Facebook is once again changing please hear me out. I don’t have a fat clue if they are changing again anytime soon. This post isn’t about the changes that Mark Zuckerberg, Spiderman, and Justin Timberlake will make to Facebook. What? You don’t get what Spiderman and JT have to do with Facebook? Did you not see the documentary on it called The Social Network?
This post is about the new information that I see on Facebook. I used to get onto FB to get a glimpse into my friend’s and families’ lives. Even if it was a blurb about what they ate for lunch I appreciated seeing a little bit about them. Those days seem to be long gone.
Now, whenever I get onto FB, all I see is hate towards the President (apparently I have a lot of Republican friends), e-cards with funny messages that just happen to be on every other person’s page, invites to games that I’ll never play with you no matter how many times you invite me, and the fact that it’s really hot outside. Thankfully I never have to check with a weatherman anymore about the heat. All I have to do is check FB.
Now FB is your personal website so feel free to post on it whatever you choose. I hope you know that the above was meant to be funny. At the same time I do miss the old days of Facebook. I miss seeing what people were doing. I miss learning about people’s passions and interests. I miss not feeling like an add agency threw up on my new timeline that I still don’t fully understand. The new FB still confuses me.
The point is that FB is unlike anything else we’ve ever seen. Let’s use it to share our lives but to also make a difference. Here’s a challenge for us.
- Post one nice thing to someone else’s wall and it can’t be their birthday.
- Share one thing that you are learning.
- Ask one question that will get people talking.
Maybe then for one day only I can see what I used to see everyday on Facebook.
Do you like Facebook? Have you seen the Social Network? Do you miss Myspace?