05 December 2010

I Heart Facebook.

It's no secret that I'm a fan of Facebook.  I've been on there since the fall of 2004 when it first opened up to students at certain universities around the US.  For years I was mysteriously "in a relationship" because Josh wasn't cool enough to be able to log on.

And then I remember when it spread to *gasp* high school students.  It was like a little private college party, and then BAM, they let little high school kiddos in on it.

Then before we knew it, the general public was welcome.  And again, after I blinked my eyes, my grandfather was on it.

The look of Facebook has changed over the years, too.  Heck, it used to be called "The Facebook."  No one really noticed when the name changed, but to my memory, it's always been blue and white.

Original Facebook

At any rate, Facebook is playing dress up again and switching everything around.  Rather than start 20 groups called WE HATE THE NEW FACEBOOK!!!!  CHANGE IT BACK OR WE'RE LEAVING FOREVER!!!!!, please just try to embrace it.  It's kinda cool.  And change is cool.  And it's really not life altering.

Here's some info to comfort you while you adjust:

So go tell your friends and family, and be glad you have something to talk about at work tomorrow!

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to figure out if Facebook has finally added a way to where my grandfather can be titled "Grandfather" rather than "Father."

**Update: They totally added the grandfather feature!  You can also add cousins, aunts and uncles.  I didn't, though, because I have a million, zillion of them.**


Amandalynn said...

I love this post! I can't say I'm gung-ho about facebook really, but boy is it useful and I just take so much issue when people freak out if they change something. Go with the flow folks!

I did happily discover last night that you can in fact change those family relationship settings to extended family, finally! Now all my nieces and nephews are about ready to kill me for listing them all. HA!

Deanna said...

I may be 48 years old but I adore FB, too. I started out on MySpace and it was fun for awhile but it just got too cluttered and hard to navigate.

You are absolutely right about people freaking out over every FB change. I still have the old profile so far but I'm sure I'll adjust whenever mine is switched over.

Btw, I wrote a post about social media a couple of months ago which you might find interesting, at least from the standpoint of someone of my advanced age and my experiences with it. ;)

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