In defense of Facebook
But then last night I was reminded that maybe Facebook isn't so bad. I was out with some friends and one of them recognized a waitress as a girl she know when she was living in England. They had kind of lost touch since then, but they were still Facebook friends. The waitress came over to talk to us and quickly told my friend how she had inspired her to quit smoking. She said that the pictures of my friend running a marathon, skydiving, etc. reminded her that "life doesn't suck - it's just that my life sucks right now, but I can make it better".
Pre-Facebook (PF?) you'd just simply lose touch with people like that. Not out of any malice, but just because that's the way life goes. With Facebook, it's so much easier to keep those light connections. Sometimes it just means you "get" to see lots of pictures of people's kids, but other times it's more meaningful. You never know who you're inspiring and who might inspire you!
Posted by kris at May 21, 2010 08:26 AM
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|# May 22nd, 2010 4:58 PM themandownthehall|
|That South Park episode was funny as heck. Of all the "bad" you hear about Facebook, there is no doubt it is great for catching up, keeping in touch and being an overall great source of entertainment. |
|# May 24th, 2010 11:46 AM kris|
|I'm on this horse racing forum, and here's another example of how the internet and forums, etc. can be so cool. A person has a retired thoroughbred and asked for info on the forum and the response is just so immediate and amazing. |