"Share your insights on why you use Facebook?"
Before Facebook, I had a boring life. Hm. Scratch that. I still have a boring life, but with Facebook, my still boring life is not as boring as it was before. Months ago, I have no basic knowledge of Facebook and I actually had no plans of having an account. Honest. I didn't have an internet connection at home back then. I'm too lazy to get up and spend cash on some internet cafe. Online games bore me. Only a chosen few knows my email address so I only check my emails ONCE a week. Bottomline, I didn't see any reason for me to open an account.
And then came.. January 2010.
Last year, my town celebrated its 100 years as an independent municipality. In connection with the town's celebration of independence, my school held a grand reunion of all its alumnus. Short story. Reunion - Friends - Camera - Food - Camera - Conversations - Camera - Facebook - NO Facebook - Made an account (due to public demand) - upload pictures - added friends.. and the rest, as they say, is history.
Facebook is like my organized home in the chaotic world of internet. My profile is my front yard. My "wall" is my recieving area or my living room. It is where I accept, welcome, entertain and have conversations with my guests. The albums are my rooms. I could choose to let everyone use/view it or I could choose to keep it private. However, there's no ktichen in Facebook.. LOL.
Facebook is basically a window to my life. The "wall" is where everything happens. I could upload pictures, videos.. post status updates, leave comments.. share links and the likes. It is where I'd get to meet my old friends and gain some new ones.
- Finding old friends - Before Facebook, I've had a hard time connecting with some old high school buddies. And now, because of Facebook, I've come to know that our nerdy Math whiz is now an engineer, our class prankster is a police officer, our class mime is a seafarer.. etc. Facebook is a good place to re-connect with some long lost friends.
- Connecting with relatives - I have lots of relatives who are currently residing halfway across the globe. Yes, I could connect with them thru emails, chat messengers, etc. But with Facebook, I could, too. And it's easier and more convenient.
- Making online albums - A single photo could really say a thousand words. A series of photos could tell a story. Aside from having conversations with friends, I could upload some pictures and everybody could take a look.
- For fun and games - I don't play online games - on Facebook or on any other applications. So friends, stop sending me some game requests. Thanks.
- Business - In Facebook, I could promote my business.
Facebook is a great way to connect with people you know and people you'd want to know. A perfect place to recall memories and re-connect with the past... and to make new memories and connect with the present.