I did receive another email today asking me about my Facebook user name. I never put much thought into joining Facebook or any other hyped web community. The main reason for this was came down to "why".
Why should I join Facebook? Only to show everyone a list of my friends, to show them what I'm doing? Will it turn out to be a "I've got more friends than you thing" in the end?
I decided to join Facebook today despite my doubts and am now looking at my Facebook profile. The big question for me is Now What?
I know that many of you are using Facebook and I would like to know what you are doing on Facebook. Why do you think it's cool to join and use. What can I do there other than adding new friends, joining groups and networks?
Is there some real value hidden somewhere that's not obvious to me at this point ?
For those who care, here is the link to my Facebook profile. One thing that I was thinking about was to create a Ghacks group. Not sure if that would be highly successful though, what's the point of those groups anyway? And what's Poke Em doing?
Update: Some time has passed now, years actually, and I'm still on Facebook. Not that I'm using the site much but I'm probably not the right clientele for the site anyway.
I guess it is okay if you want to keep up with friends and what they are doing, especially if they are living in another place that is too far to just visit to get a first-hand experience.
As a webmaster, I have set up a Facebook page for Ghacks and it is doing okay I guess. I post new articles to it and reply to comments as well that I receive by users on the page.
Other than that, I still have not figured out the why for me to use it more.
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