40 days after writing my Leaving Facebook post I’ve decided to embrace it.
I’ve had a facebook account for a long time. However until recently, I never really “got” Facebook. I always seen it as a platform for people to act important about their mundane lives, posting status updates that no-one else cares about. However seeing the failure that is Twitter makes me realize how much more there is to Facebook.
Facebook is – surprise – a great place for networking. A lot of my friends have moved away from Kingston, but I’ve found I’ve made some new friends via Facebook based on those old friends. Basically I start chatting on Old Friends facebook page, and one of his friends who lives here joins in. It becomes a regular thing, then we end up saying “Fuck lets go for a beer sometime”.
It’s also very good for internet marketing too. Honestly so many people in this business use facebook, and it’s a great way to keep updated on things. I’ve met lots of great people at affiliate conferences but I’d never really refer to them as friends to the point that we’d e-mail back and forth or keep in touch. However I don’t want to lose all contact with them altogether. Facebook fills that void.
Viva la Facebook! BTW if you want to add me, it’s facebook.com/DealerDan I think you need to be logged in to even see me though.