Have you ever noticed how sometimes little nudges in life come in waves? One day someone mentions something to you that you've never given much thought to, then someone else plants a seed, and before you know it everyone around you is talking about the same damn thing?
So with a few nudges and encouragements, then some demands and convincing, I gave in. I wanted to see what it was all about. I previously thought that I didn't have interest in Facebook because I really don't give much thought to people that I went to high school with twenty years ago and I couldn't tell you all but a handful of people's full names that I went to college with. Granted there will always be that small core group of folks I wonder about, but for the most part, I thought nah, not for me.
But I joined. Do you know what I found out?
Facebook is for me. Facebook has been amazing in just this past week. I've connected with three girlfriends that I thought were out of my life forever. But now they are just a click away, even if they live in Honduras, Singapore, and California. Very happily I've touched base with an old friend that lives in New York City, it took but one electronic message to relive some of our former teenage antics, we were truly partners in crime. The tales we could tell. If only I had a blog when I rocked my Tretorns. It's mind blowing really.
So now I log on, I see a list of names and faces that aren't a part of my everyday life, but faces that once were a big part of my life. Faces that make me smile. I can drop a quick message and connect with any one of them in a matter of seconds. Time and distance are not an obstacle anymore.(This might just explain why my Google Reader has gotten a bit full lately, I haven't found much balance in my new internet pursuit. I'll be back my friends on reader!) Oh the internet, what would we do with out you?
Do you Facebook? Have any great stories to share?
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