The Facebook Dilemma

OK, I've caved in and signed-up…I feel dirty now.

So as most of you know, I've been a big Twitter user for a longtime.  I'm a big fan and often encourage others to use it.  I find it very useful as a means to keep up with friends, but more importantly as a new source.  It's spoon feeding of a lot of what I used to follow via RSS.

Meanwhile, I've had little interest in Facebook.  I get really annoyed when people post links on Twitter or send me links to their Facebook page, but when I click it I can't see it!  You're required to login to view it.  Welcome my friend to the walled garden.  You can't just view the content, no you have to join the cult first.  Grrr.  I don't want to join, I don't want to really participate, I just want to be able to absorb what has been sent to me.

So over the past several months my reluctance to join has been decreasing.  I mean, I get why it's so popular and it is beginning to appeal to me somewhat.  And it's not like it's going away as it's kind of a pretty big thing.  ;)  Thus I've been toying with the idea of signing up and getting a Facebook account.

And now I'm really at a crossroads; Chris Muench is the first person to actually reach out and send me an invite to join.  Damn you Chris!  ;)  So now I feel I'm going to have to make a decision.  It's join now or keep being a curmudgeon —which really isn't difficult for me to do, and resisting.  Part of me is sad because I'm leaning towards doing it.  :(

Interesting…I got the invite on Monday (12/7 appropriately enough), but in the body it has "Invite sent: Oct 26, 2009".  That makes the USPS look like a pretty speedy service!
December 9, 2009 @ 12:58 pm | Category:
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