My kids are obsessed with facebook. That is where they get their social information, invitations, announcements, pronouncements, you name it. On the other hand I've heard more than once that "facebook ruins lives" as only a teenager can dramatize.
The ways this can happen? A picture posted on a wall that proves that you weren't where you said you'd be. Or a picture of a girl kissing a boy-who isn't her boyfriend. Busted! Or posts similar to drunk dialing that your entire network saw before you sobered up and were able to delete it.
How about teachers, coaches, and parents, catching sight of red cups and other indications of partying in pictures of underage students? Or future employers getting the wrong idea, (or maybe the right idea) of a potential hire?
I'm on facebook.
Not a lot.
It hasn't grabbed me like it has embraced my kids and doesn't do for me like blogging does.
It might be my age. I hear about all these thirty somethings reconnecting with old classmates, teachers, neighbors, and friends.
I've tried, they aren't there yet. My age group isn't as computer savvy or computer dependent or addicted as in my case :)
I'm not that old, I just think I'm on the cusp of the phenomenon.
So for now or always you can find me here blogging. But just in case, there I'll be on facebook too.
Waiting for my friends to catch up.