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August 10, 2007

Unlike 99.99% of Facebook users, I was born in the 70s

Filed under: General — stargazer @ 10:08 am

I don’t understand Facebook. Really the only reason I signed up was to try to find people who wanted to participate in a schizophrenia study, but I quickly realized that my plan would not work. Now my friends, who are mostly the same ones who read my blog, though a few are second cousins who share my surname, keep emailing to request status as a Facebook friend. Then I have to confirm that they really are my friend. I just don’t get it. I don’t know how I feel about a public group forum associated with your name and birthdate and where you went to school where anyone could look you up. If I happen to not confirm you as a friend, it’s just because my profile is lame and you won’t be missing anything if you can’t see it.

There really is a facebook group with a name similar to the title of this post. It didn’t say much, but I wonder if they’d accept people born in the 80s?

4 Comments »

  1. Well fine then. I won’t add you. 😛

    And short hair.

    Comment by Daniel Poth — August 10, 2007 @ 1:26 pm

  2. Actually, now that Facebook is open to the public rather than restricted to individuals with university/college e-mail addresses, the number of older Facebookers is rapidly growing. I don’t have the statistics in front of me, but it’s quite the buzz in the world of people who discuss the future of social media. Many of the leading professionals in the corporate communications field are on Facebook and advocating it as a necessary place to be if you’re running a business in the rapidly changing and growing social media world. I could point you to some people on Facebook who were born in the 50s and 60s even.

    What I wonder is how long each various social media outlet manages to keep its own identity while they’re all competing for the same available user group? With MySpace, Facebook, LinkedIn, SecondLife, and many more… how long before we start seeing mergers that change the face of individual outlets?

    See… these are the crazy things you ponder when you read too many marketing/communications blogs and books. And yes, I realize I am a dork. :-)

    But, if you ever decide you’re using Facebook more frequently, add me as a friend. Beware the Facebook addiction though.

    Comment by Linda — August 12, 2007 @ 6:44 am

  3. I just read this article today about how employers find job candidates’ unflattering Facebook profiles… Not that I think any readers of this blog would be THAT STUPID to post drunken pictures of themselves alongside their NAME, but I just think it’s interesting that employers are getting savvy enough to look up people on these social networking sites.

    Comment by Kristi — August 14, 2007 @ 8:20 pm

  4. Maybe I won’t even put my picture up there. If I do anything I’ll keep it professional. I think if I were an employer I would be savvy enough to look people up. That sounds like fun investigative work!

    Comment by stargazer — August 15, 2007 @ 12:39 pm

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