Hello my name is Rodney and I am hooked on Facebook.
At first I wasn’t keen on Facebook but everyone I work with was doing it. I signed up and at first it was cool, I could add people I work with as friends, “poke” them, and laugh at their silly high school pictures. I then started adding some real friends, which was great because it offered me another way to stay in contact with people in Winnipeg. It was neat to have old high school friends add me as friends and chat. I even got to meet up with a few of them. It was only natural to join the Microsoft and Toronto,ON networks as that is where I work and live now.
Things started getting a little wild when I started adding applications. With over 3500 applications you can install I was able to customize my profile so that others could see things like my Twitter feed, XBOX Gamercard, and Friend Wheel. Things got a little crazy with the Twitter application as my feed got filled with all the “news” when I was in Seattle. I uninstalled that application and got control of Twitter but haven’t been that lucky with Facebook.
I finally went over the edge when I started joining groups. At first groups seem innocent enough. I joined the Microsoft Canada group, then I joined the EnergizeIT group to keep up to date with EnergizeIT attendees. It all seemed pretty tame, but then something changed. Next thing I was joining multiple groups on the same topic; groups like Microsoft Certified System Engineers and MCSE’s Canada or Club Volvo and Volvo S40 Owners. I thought it was great to share my interests with my friends and chat with others who have similar interests. Soon I was sharing photos in groups, having “wall to wall” chats and posting in the discussion forums.
I finally hit rock bottom when I created the Canadian IT Professionals group. Creating a group pretty straight forward, and they make inviting all your friends to your new group much too easy. As of today there are 35 members of this group. I am happy, but it is not enough!
I need more friends!
I need to join more groups!
Add me as a friend, invite me to your groups, join my groups……..
Hello, my name is Rodney and I am hooked on Facebook.