Today, during lunch, I read this interesting article. It's entitled "You Have No Friends: Everyone else is on Facebook. Why aren't You?"
I'm not on Facebook. I've been invited by my cousin, Aly, to join the Facebook craze but have resisted. I live on the computer at work, I don't like spending a lot of time on it when I'm not at work. I blog. Sometimes when I should be working (like right now). I don't need another online enticement to neglect my work. Blogging keeps me updated with many of my friends and family (except Aly who neglects her blog but not Facebook).
The article makes a good argument for joining the 150 million people who have Facebook accounts, but I'm not sold. A prospective employer really won't hire me because I don't have a Facebook account??? If I were an employer, I'd hire that person precisely because they don't, but maybe that's just me. I'm odd. Sometimes I can't believe I actually have a blog - it's so unlike me in some ways.
So, tell me, are you on Facebook? What do you think about it? Why do you like it? Why do you think it's a waste of your precious time? Why should I be on Facebook? What benefits are there to being on it? Why would I ever want to spend more time on the computer fiddling with Facebook?
Thank you for your input. You guys are awesome!