Are you on Facebook?

United States
April 14, 2009 3:24pm CST
I joined Facebook because many of my relatives are on the site. Relatives that I didn't even know existed. Since joining I have also had the pleasure of adding friends from high school and other aspects of my life, including Mylot. Are you on Facebook? If you are, what draws you to it? What do you find is different from other social networking sites?
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@mummymo (23707)
23 Apr 09
I am on Facebook honey but I am very remiss and afraid I really don't go on the site very often. I really want to as there are lots of friends and family there - people I really want to keep in touch with but I am afraid I just don't get along with the format too well! xxx
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• United States
23 Apr 09
Thats too bad, because I'm sure many of us would like to have you as a friend there also.
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@mummymo (23707)
23 Apr 09
You know I keep saying I am going to get on there more and just when I am about to get to grips with the workings of it I end up not being able to come online to play for a while and having to try and catch up here! One of these days ...honest! xxxx
@minnie_98214 (10558)
• United States
20 Apr 09
I am on facebbok for the same reason connecting with people. But i am also addicted to the game mafia wars on there lol.
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• United States
21 Apr 09
Yes, LOL, I think its your Dad that keeps sending me invitations to play that game.
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• United States
21 Apr 09
sounds about right lol hes addicted too.
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@bdugas (3580)
• United States
15 Apr 09
I belong to facebook and I like it, some of the friends I went to school with found me on there. I aminly keep track of my grand dughter and who is messenging her, she has been known to list her phone number and address because someone ask her for it and the phone calls started coming in from the perverts that hang there. I have found family there and just a all round nice place if you watch what you doing, I think it different in you can list things you have for sale or looking for on there. I dont' see that on myspace. But myspace and facebook is all I mess with. Hope to see you there
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• United States
15 Apr 09
I don't know how accurate my guess is, but I tend to think that Myspace is for a younger crowd. Although, I may be biased because my kids are on it. And you are right Ebay does interact with Facebook, so when I list things for sale, they also appear on my profile. Not that anyone is paying attention. LOL.
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@bdugas (3580)
• United States
15 Apr 09
Yes I see alot of younger people on myspace. I joined because it is a easy way to keep in touch with family members back home you can see the pictures they post and can talk to them instantly when they are on line. I just enjoy seeing th epics they post , like at Christmas and Thanksgiving and birthday parties. We are a 1000 miles from home and it takes a lot out of you to miss all the holidays and parties that is given, so this way you are kinda like there with them. I like where you can change the page and make it what ever you want and add stuff to the page, to make it just your page.
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@user_786 (1338)
15 Apr 09
i have many friends on facebook but dont spent much time on contacting friends or using applications on facebook. those apps and other things are waste of time
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• United States
25 Apr 09
I think a lot of the applications are a bit fru fru too, but I find myself sending them back once in awhile.
@34momma (13891)
• United States
15 Apr 09
yes i am and i love it! i have found so many friends from HS. I was shocked to have seen so many people on there that I went to school with. now i get to keep in touch with family that live in other states which is always good
• United States
25 Apr 09
I've learned that I have a lot of family that I didn't know about otherwise.
@cream97 (29152)
• United States
15 Apr 09
Hi, kbourgerie! Yes, I have an account on facebook. I just don't have a picture of me. I have not been to this account in about 11 months or so. It was such a long time ago, that I can't even remember when.. I am at myLot more than I am at facebook. It seems like I have more time to be here than at facebook. I may visit this site to see what is going on. I have gotten email notifications on facebook that someone wanted to be my friend. I joined it because I have seen some of my classmates from my old high school on it. That is the reason why I joined to get connected to them.
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• United States
25 Apr 09
Perhaps you will find more reason to use it in the future, you never know.
@cher913 (25861)
• Canada
15 Apr 09
i like facebook because i have a lot of friends and family members on there. its a great way to keep in contact with them. i also like some of the applications on facebook - especially the causes that they have on there.
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• United States
25 Apr 09
It is a good way to keep updated on your friends and family, even if you aren't interactive with them.
@jcbelle (152)
• Philippines
15 Apr 09
Yeah, I do have facebook account. But I am no longer checking it everyday. I am very busy on this site. I don't have much time using the internet.
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• United States
25 Apr 09
I don't check Facebook everyday either, but I have friends on both this site and Facebook that maintain both daily.
@sacmom (14250)
• United States
15 Apr 09
Yes, I am. I didn't really start using it until recently, even though I signed up about a year ago. I've found old friends, classmates, and family on there. One thing I like about facebook is that there is a chat feature. I don't think myspace has this, at least not that I am aware of.
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• United States
25 Apr 09
I think you are right. I don't think myspace has a chat option.
@coolbyte (17)
15 Apr 09
I am Facebook but I don't use as much since work banned it. I find I am not on it much, just because most of the time I forget it, but I know people who are kinda of addicted and they go on for several hours a day.
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• United States
25 Apr 09
I don't have internet access of any kind at my job and I can understand why many employers won't allow access.
• Malta
15 Apr 09
Have been on facebook quite some time now and it is a good way of making friends and meeting old ones. I met with people I hadnt seen since elementary scholl, so it was nice to catch up a bit!! It's a pity though that Facebook makes a lot of money and has millions of users and doesnt create some money earning programme for it's users or at least for the faithful ones.
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• United States
15 Apr 09
I think any money making avenues would severely take away from the purpose of the site. This is the most I have interacted with my family in many years and I wouldn't want to be deterred from that.
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@youless (104260)
• Guangzhou, China
15 Apr 09
I am a member of Facebook. However, I seldom login it. I found the connection is a little bit slow, so I lost my interest to upload photos and do other things there. I have a few friends there only. I love China
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• United States
15 Apr 09
Thats too bad that your connection doesn't allow for you to spend time on the site. You would probably enjoy it.
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@siZidni (1860)
• Indonesia
15 Apr 09
facebook is so much fun. i joined because there are so many old friends joined the site. and its feature is so interactive.
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• United States
15 Apr 09
I think its one of the better social networking sites I have belonged to.
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@Dasari100 (3793)
• Anantapur, India
15 Apr 09
I have joined in face book one week ago and my friends called me join that site so it is good site to make friends and share anything you want so that is platform to each and everyone so when you joined that site?
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• United States
15 Apr 09
I joined the site several years ago, but I only started really using it a couple of months ago.
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@harmonee (1236)
• United States
14 Apr 09
I am on facebook, but I am by no means a die hard. I have found it interesting and overall a good experience. I joined to try to track down some friends I had lost contact with and it is amazing the people that have come out of the wood work! Old team mates, family, class mates, old co-workers, it's crazy. It kind of makes me feel good when someone I haven't talked to in 10 years requests to be my friend. It kind of lets me know they still think of me from time to time. I find it a little easier to navigate and less mainstream fad than myspace. Happy facebooking!
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• United States
15 Apr 09
I don't necessarily communicate any more with my family than I did before just because we are members of the same site, but at least now I have a general idea of what is going on in their lives.
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@fiszos (14)
• Poland
14 Apr 09
I'm registred in Facebook too. I done this becouse many of my friends are there. It's good way to meet people which I haven't seen for a lot of time. Of course it's the best way to find foregin friends, who I met few weeks earlier.
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• United States
14 Apr 09
Yes, I guess it could be a good way to reunite with people overseas.
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@sherrir101 (3673)
• Malinta, Ohio
14 Apr 09
I am on Facebook. A lot of my friends from high school are on that social networking site. As well as many members of my family. I have made many friends of that site. I don't get into the applications anymore. I just leave messages for my friends. Several of my MyLot friends are on that site. To me Facebook is a 'non-decorated' MySpace. It is not as pretty but pretty much the same.
• United States
14 Apr 09
I belong to Myspace, but I never use it anymore. I tend to think its for younger people, perhaps because my children are on it. LOL.
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@youless (104260)
• Guangzhou, China
15 Apr 09
facebook - facebook is a social website
I am a member of Facebook. However, I seldom login it. I found the connection is a little bit slow, so I lost my interest to upload photos and do other things there. I have a few friends there only. I love China
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@carrine (2748)
• Philippines
16 Apr 09
yes.. however i dont know much about that site.. its confusing. for me unlike friendster. LOL
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• United States
23 Apr 09
I've never been on Friendster and I'd be afraid to open any other accounts. I have too many as it is.
@carrine (2748)
• Philippines
23 Apr 09
yeah i understand..
@carrine (2748)
• Philippines
23 Apr 09
yeah i understand you, however facebook has a lot of features which i dont understand anymore.. LOL well i know in the long run i will know all of those features... i used to use friendster and its very easy to browse and i understand it very well.
• United States
15 Apr 09
I am a member of facebook for a couple of months now. I find it interesting, it has lots to offer compared to friendster. The good thing here is you have the chance to meet and see your friends way back in grade and high school. Since we are living in the world with high technology today, most people uses the internet to communicate especially to their loved ones who are miles and miles away.
• United States
15 Apr 09
Yes, it is a good opportunity to reunite with people from the past.
• United States
15 Apr 09
That is precisely correct, just recently i met my long lost friend on this site. She has 2 twins now and happy with her life. See, facebook helps to keep in touch to others.