This is a formal plea for everyone I know to please get an account on Facebook. If you’re reading this, please go get an account. It’s free and I think it may finally be the answer to keeping up with friends and acquaintances when we’re not in regular contact, and even when we are.
It’s like grown up myspace, but still fun, if that makes sense.
I’m not getting a cut or anything – I just think it’s cool. Frankly, I’m only starting to use it, and only know the barest of facts about it so far, but I can tell it has potential. So… time’s a wastin’ – go get an account http://www.facebook.com.
And, you’ll know at least one person on there to start with – me. My name on facebook is patsyterrell – the same as it is everywhere. I just can’t do all that fake identity stuff – reality is complex enough for me – I can barely keep that straight.
Anyway, I’ll add you as a friend as soon as you get an account. So… get crackin’! It would be such a great way to reconnect with people I knew in college and from old jobs and other “old lives” where we aren’t really in close touch, but would like to keep up on the basics.
Howard Owens wrote a nice piece about it on his blog… http://www.howardowens.com/2007/friendships-in-the-networked-age/