So, recently I gave in and joined Facebook. I decided it would be a good way to keep up on things with my teenage daughter without invading her privacy or giving her the third degree.
Thus far, it’s been a very positive experience. I find that I’m re-connecting with old friends, and keeping in touch with family and friends that I wish I could see more often.
Lately, I’ve been playing with some of the more colorful applications available on Facebook, including the “Flair” application. You get a virtual bulletin board where you can post “buttons” with a wide variety of funny pictures, sayings, and slogans. You can also create your own flair, and share it with others.
This has become my new favorite time killer. A couple of days ago, I created a flair button of something I say whenever someone asks me whether or not I exercise. I put in the directory so that others could see it, and choose it for their bulletin board, too.
So far, 5 people I don’t even know have added the button to their flair collections. I feel like I’ve actually contributed something to society. How pathetic is that?