Facebook For Networking or Notworking
August 5, 2009 4:43am CST
Todays Facebook is killer application like a virus that attack the people all arround the world, but sometimes facebook make me become lazy and unproductive , in your opinion what a facebook for ? For Networking or Notworking ?
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5 Aug 09
Notworking huh!?! HAHA That's a nice term for the lazy heads. In my opinion (and also stating the obvious), Facebook, just like any other social networks, is designed mainly for networking online. I guess the notworking term is just for those people who are too ignorant of their social networking addiction, that it will get to the point where they would neglect their real-life responsibilities.
5 Aug 09
I agree that FB is a "killer" application but in a very positive sense. I believe that networking thru FB is one of the easiest and quickest ways to tell a few hundred (in some cases, thousand) people what you are doing at that exact moment in your life. I read a definition of 'networking' recently which I would like to (loosely) paraphrase here: If you're attending a corporate function, and you wish to put your networking skills to good use, you need to spot a stranger, gauge his/her corporate potential, ask a few well-rehearsed questions, skim through the responses, save any info that might be remotely useful; at the same time, be on the lookout for other strangers who may have the potential to give you more useful info. Move on to start a new conversation with someone else. Be as shallow and insincere as possible. Ensure that you 'mix' with as many strangers as possible. The aim is not to make new best friends; it is to have a list of people you can claim are your friends and be pally with - at the next corporate do. Too harsh? Maybe. Realistic? You tell me. In light of that defintion, FB is definitely a more 'human' option; I network with people I like - because I like them. So, is it really, technically 'networking'? On the other hand, if your question implies that a FB'er' does not work while 'networking' on FB, I confess I like that idea. You see, as a self-proclaimed lazy person, I like the idea of anything that does not resemble work. And what could be easier that to post a comment or a picture on my "wall" and let my hundreds (or thousands) of friends comment/say that they like them! So FB, I believe, is networking while notworking, in the 'funnest' sense of the word. Oh, and by the way, nice play on the word!
5 Aug 09
For me, facebook is for networking. I meet all my friends form kindergarten until high school, there. I can contact them and last night I had a nice conversation with my elementary friends. I don't play any games there and I only open facebook when I miss my friends or wanna chat, or update information about my college. Most of my senior in college have facebook account. It really helps to contact and ask them something. Facebook is place to meet my other family member who live abroad or in different island. If we don't have any relatives or friends there, surely it will become a notworking for us..
5 Aug 09
Well, Facebook can be quite addictive because of its applications. Many a times I found myself burning time away just playing Farmtown and many others. Lol, I even neglected my work. That aside, Facebook has been useful for helping me connect with my very old acquaintances. Years ago, I didn't know where they are but thanks to Facebook, I found them once again and even had a mini-reunion.