At first I wanted nothing to do with Facebook. I was already using several social networking sites and didn’t see the need for another one. Nicole started using Facebook though so I decided to give it a shot. I didn’t care for it for many months. All the stupid poking and vampire games were not for me. Scrabulous, however, I really enjoyed and that kept me using Facebook (but boy was I pissed when Hasbro got Scrabulous pulled; thankfully the lawsuit has been dropped).
Lately my attitude has changed and I’ve been really enjoying Facebook. That’s because it has somehow succeeded in doing what none of those other sites have: attracting casual internet users. I have found so many old friends on Facebook, many of whom I haven’t seen in 20 years. Some I had Googled over the years and always come up empty. They just didn’t have a footprint on the internet. These people are signing up for Facebook though and I’m glad. It’s gotten me back in touch with a bunch of people I had been wanting to reconnect with.
I’ve also been enjoying the photo application. I’ve created a bunch of albums and have been uploading pics frequently. This has encouraged me to dig out 20 years worth of photos and start scanning in the better ones. So if you want to see pictures of punk bands (including my own), my first GenCon, my appearence in Details Magazine, and much food porn, friend me on Facebook and mention this blog.