I finally created a Facebook page today. I had been holding off on doing so because A, I didn’t need yet another thing to clutter up my spare time and B, I don’t need anything else in my life that might lead to unnecessary junk mail, e or otherwise. However, I connected with a friend through Skype (an underutilized source of free awesomeness if there ever was one) who encouraged me to sign up. Her key words were “You should definitely join Facebook; I think you would enjoy it.”
Another friend was visiting recently who uses Facebook a lot. She, too, encouraged me to sign up. So while she was here I went on in and tried to do that. My name was apparently not worthy of instant approval. Or maybe they recognized my name and thought “What? That guy? Could it really be him?” And so they vetted me to be sure that I was the real deal. This afternoon I finally got an email that said my account was activated.
Unfortunately, I only had a few minutes to sign in before I had to head out for an evening presentation. I signed in to find another friend of mine had already requested me as a Facebook friend. He beat me to my own account. I checked to see where my security settings were and off I went. I am curious now to check this thing out that is such a phenomenon. I have wanted to see pages on Facebook (such as the one for Postsecret) but have been unable to do so. I suppose now I have a ticket to see the show.
When I get the chance I will mess around with things. I can hardly wait to see how much time gets sucked away while I try to learn where my high school friends ended up. But then again, maybe they will find me first.