Why Facebook?

9 Feb

Several people have asked me that question lately. The reputation of FB is that of a networking tool for college-aged people, high schoolers, and under. I seem to remember when I first heard about it, you had to have an affiliation with a school to even join (or is that an urban legend??).

Facebook is changing the “face” of social interaction today. It gives an individual a place to express themselves, reveal something about themselves that might not come out in another venue, and most of all network. Connect.

The value I find in FB is that it allows me to stay connected to members of my church (and my friends). I have reconnected with friends from high school that I’ve not had much contact with in 25 years (YES, this is the 25th anniversary of my high school graduation). With FB, I find out about sickness, problems, everything my friends face. And I would like to think I am able to help them . . . Sometimes by messenging on FB, and sometimes by knowing when it is time to give them a call.

Will FB replace blogging?? One of my techno friends asked that question the other day . . . I don’t think so. But I am finding it to be more and more of a useful tool in pastoring a church in 2009.

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