Friday, September 19, 2008

It's Like I've Been Hit In The Face With A Book

I'm on Facebook but I have no idea what do to now that I am there. To quote my late mother-in-law, "I can't catch on to this thing." MySpace seemed easy in comparison.

None of it really makes sense to me. On My Space, strangers can see your profile so it's actually a fairly effective marketing tool. On Facebook, however, you have to already be cyber friends to view each other's sites. So, what's the point? I think they take this social networking nonsense just a little too seriously.

I'm so confused. I feel like a senior at an ATM-- or as my husband calls me a "Skene-ior."

I guess I'll just keep drinking red wine and sending out friend requests. At least it didn't cost me anything to join.


Anonymous said...

That's why I don't waste my time on those sites. I don't have a facebook profile. I don't have one on myspace, no linked in, and no twitter. It's hard enough trying to keep up with real people that I actually know. Why am I going to waste time becoming "friends" with people I don't know?

Traci Skene said...

For showbiz types, MySpace is actually a really good way to network and promote projects. The jury is still out on Facebook.

People who normally wouldn't answer your calls will, most likely, respond to a MySpace or Facebook message. I suppose they are still tickled by the novelty of the technology.