What do you use facebook for?

@eveeee (659)
July 15, 2008 9:07am CST
I joined Facebook, as everyone kept naging at me to join, so I had some friends I already knew on there, to start. I then started searching for other people I knew and building up my friends list. It was great to keep in touch, and I find it easier and of course cheaper than phoning, and less hassle than email. I love the status and being able to leave meesage to everyone. I have also sadly to say got addicted over time to some of the applications too, including Wrester, Parking Wars, Packrat, Bingo, Pool and Pet Pupz.. lol These are great though for making more new friends and building up a network. The groups are useful and I have set up quite a few, and this has also connected me up with people I haven't seen in years. I suppose I have a seriously cluttered profile on there, and love it! I find that what started out as what I thought would be a 'myspace' style of 'friends reunited' has turned into a complete entertainment platform, that I would be hard pressed to live without now. Was wondering how everyone else uses it, and who else hads ended up seriously addicted like myself?
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19 Jul 08
I joined up to Facebook when I left my corporate-wage-slave position last Summer to go it alone (scary!) ... OK, so there are problems with data-mining etc, but for anyone that actively uses the internet nowadays you are always going to have security issues! I love Facebook - even my mum has joined in the fun. It is a great way to keep in touch with what is going on in the "old place" and keep up with gossip, plus a pretty cool way to develop new business contacts. It's also much more fun than MySpace (and you don't get so many sleaze-requests), and I'm addicted to many of the apps too! My other half is a bit of a stick-in-the-mud (prefers sending smoke signals) but I set him up on Facebook a few weeks ago and now he is hooked, checking in every morning to see whether he's got any new friend requests. He finds it much easier to use than Friends Reunited :)
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@eveeee (659)
19 Jul 08
Hi You are right about the security issues, as they are always going to be there but I think Facebook is fairly secure, as in I have had no problems so far. It's great to hear about your Mum on there too. I was able to talk my sister into joining and now am suprised to also find my Aunt and Uncle and even my Dad Cousin who has to be in her late 50's-60's now on there. I would never keep in touch now without it, as we all haave seperate lives and are busy. I laughed when you wrote about your other half as thats what I was like when I first joined. First thing in morning I was up checking for friends requests. :) Thanks for sharing
@moxalot (100)
• United States
15 Jul 08
A great friend of mine from boarding school told me about facebook. It's great to keep in touch with her, as she lives in a different country then me. As I've been on there, I've gotten back in touch with many friends from boarding school and summer camp, along with some family... It's been fun...
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@eveeee (659)
16 Jul 08
Hi. Yes I agree, and I've been able to get in touch with old friends from school, the air training corps and old neighbours too. I love being able to catch up on news with them and every now and then reminice about old times. :)
@jinxky (2251)
• Philippines
15 Jul 08
well facebook is just a community site whereas you will meet new friends as well as keeping old time friends. if you're fond of uploading pictures, well facebook is the right site for you.. im a facebook user & i got tons of picture there lol
@eveeee (659)
16 Jul 08
:) I was never too sure about uploading photos, but once I started it was like eating Pringles, as I just can't stop. Shame I have a horrible habit of putting on old photos of family and friends which tend to embaress them. Saying that though, they have bought up some great discussions, and ribbing too which have been fun, and I am just awaiting the day they all decide to get revenge on me. Lol
@starr4all (2865)
15 Jul 08
I got on Facebook because that was where the majority of my husbands family was on. I soon got addicted. I found friends on there that weren't on myspace, so now I use both facebook and myspace.
@eveeee (659)
16 Jul 08
I think that's how alot of people get started, because they have family on there, as it's great for keeping the family in contact. I have nagged at alot of mine since and have since had my sister and 2 cousins join up too. Happy facebooking! :)