I’ve recently started to realise how I use facebook, and its not great. I don’t actually write much there, but I spend a lot of time checking it. It is essentially for me where I people watch, but I can only see what people are willing to show off, which kind of defeats the point a bit. I don’t have many photos to upload, as I’m not the sort of guy who uses his camera phone to photo everything or carries his digital camera everywhere just in case. I don’t update my status often, as I don’t like to be boring. I want my statuses (correct me if I’m wrong on this pluralisation) to be interesting, engaging, fun and generally new to the reader. The main use is just keeping in contact with people, but I seem to spend a lot of time on it. I like to hang around on it and see a person’s updates pretty soon, and if there has been no activity for a while, I will refresh the page to check. I also like to see if people talk to me on facebook chat, but only a select few do, less than 5% of my contacts. I still hang on in the vain hope that they will and I’ll start a conversation with someone I’ve not seen in years.
So, let the discussion begin, what are your thoughts on the mighty facebook? What do you use it for or don’t you? Do you like it. Personally, I prefer Twitter.