This weekend we saw a friend that I have not seen in a while and he mentioned that he knows exactly what is going on in my life, since he follows it on Facebook. Great, I thought …. it’s what Facebook is for right?
Then he mentioned how he doesn’t really use Facebook. That he only went on to find his old friends and that he definitely does not use the status update. I figured that he didn’t like the fact that people would say what they are doing, where they are (or like me current update – what I’m having for dinner lol) or what they are thinking.
It got me thinking. What’s the issue? It’s a social network. To keep contact. I love that I know what Wenchy is doing, even if I haven’t seen her or spoken to her in ages. I have caught up with family members that I never used to be close to. Now I know what they are up to and like or don’t like, just by following their updates.
What do you think the “status update” should be used for?