Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Going Back to Facebook?

I’ve been toying with the idea to go back to Facebook.

I deleted my Facebook profile a bit more than a month ago, and started using Twitter instead. I can’t say it was a successful transition for me.

Many people said this before, but Facebook became something that everybody knows and takes part of. Most of my friends hold a Facebook profile and got no Twitter login, so that’s a problem. Also, Facebook’s IM is an excellent way to talk to people who are travelling or just don’t use an IM application regularly. You can throw a line on the status input and you get comments from your friends and have a good laugh, or watch as your friend travel the world and taking pictures. It has become such a social place that you’re missing out stuff if you’re not there. It’s like a bad bus company: All people use it to get to places, but that doesn’t mean it’s the best way to travel. In fact, it blows. (ehm Connex)

Keeping a blog is a different story; Like this post and several others I wrote, a blog is a good place for personal articles about anything and is a good way to keep track of things you’ll want to remember in the future.

I need to think this through, mostly because I quit Facebook saying “Bah, who needs this shit? I quit.” when I should’ve just said “Bah, who needs this shit? I’ll join a group about it and stay.” :) And if I open a new account it’ll be a nice fresh start without all the ‘Wow, this is cool!’ phase people go through in that stupid Facebook.

Edit: Hmm. Looking back at the post I mentioned earlier, it looks weird. I said that I’m quitting Facebook, starting to use Twitter, moving to Linux and opening a blog. If I return to Facebook, it’ll be the third thing in that list for me to undo! Weird.

1 comment:

  1. I hear you! I set my facebook to delete less than a week ago, and I've already realized that I got so used to using it as a Rolodex of everyone I know, and I've realized that I don't have everyone's email. Definitely feeling withdrawal, even though I left because it was seeming so stupid. What to do. I still have another week to restore my account before it's deleted.