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do you facebook?

post #1 of 86
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just curious...

I am a part-time work-out-of-home/part time sahm to 2 lovebugs. dh is full time out of home worker. we have very little free time. when we have it, we sleep or have sex.

we are constantly told by friends that we must join facebook, but it just seems like a chore to me.

So, am I the only 34 year old mom of two not on facebook?
post #2 of 86
I just joined within the past couple of months.

Interesting, but not mandatory

-Angela
post #3 of 86
I LOVE it! But it's a total time waster.
post #4 of 86
Nope, not here either. No desire to.
post #5 of 86
I am on to stay up on my sister's lives. They are away at college and that is where they post all the fun stuff they do.
post #6 of 86
It is a great way to connect with those in your past; especially if all of your friends and family are spread out!
post #7 of 86
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Originally Posted by nameisrio View Post
I LOVE it! But it's a total time waster.
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i like it because i no longer have to e-mail photos and updates of dd. anyone who's interested can check out my facebook page.

i also like it because i've reconnected with some folks from my past who i may not have otherwise.
post #8 of 86
i do, i enjoy it. i think it's fun to catch up with old friend and get updates on family that isn't local
post #9 of 86
It's not a must, but it is kind of fun. Catching up with old classmates, people from your past that you wouldn't run into otherwise... that's amusing.

It does use up a lot of time if you let it, so you need to be cautious.
post #10 of 86
It has brought new depth to my relationships - of all kinds - with people from all parts of my past....my husband and I are both really enjoying keeping up with people in our lives this way. I also stay very close to other moms in my life through Facebook. As a working mama with very little spare time, it is a great way to learn how they and their children are doing (and keep up visually with growing children through photos and videos!).
post #11 of 86
I'm from Massachusetts but went to college in Canada. After college, I lost touch with some of my best friends who were also international students. The *only* place I could find them and reconnect was Facebook.

It was all great until one of my cousins told my MIL to get one. ARGH!!!!!
post #12 of 86
I really enjoy it as a way to keep in touch with my friends all over the world & their kids - although it does have the potential to be a huge time vacuum.
post #13 of 86
There are people in my past who I am very content to leave behind. After my last high school reunion, I reconnected with a few people, but it never went anywhere, and I'm happy to leave that part of my life behind. I also have an ex-husband, and I know he's very active on facebook, and I have no desire to reconnect with him or any of his acquaintances. Some of my current friends are on it, and they've suggested I join, but I don't really want to. I guess I'm sort of protective of my privacy.
post #14 of 86
I do, but only sporadically. It's definitely a time waster, as a previous poster mentioned. I don't know where people find the time to be on there so much- My cousin seriously posts a new update like every 10 minutes!

And that's the other thing.. I got it to keep up with friends & stuff, but my family has invaded and now it's like a constant family reunion. UGH.
post #15 of 86
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Originally Posted by ollineeba View Post
I do, but only sporadically. It's definitely a time waster, as a previous poster mentioned. I don't know where people find the time to be on there so much- My cousin seriously posts a new update like every 10 minutes!
Do they have the facebook app on their blackberry or iPhone or other handheld device?

It could be a time suck, but it doesn't have to be. I really have to work at it by playing word twist or scramble or something. Otherwise I don't find much to do there, other than read a friend's update or comment on a status, which doesn't take much time.
post #16 of 86
I like it. I like being able to contact my friends all in one place and it's more fun than email.
post #17 of 86
I use it more for networking than anything else. And if you have a small business, it is a great tool. I have connected with some people from my past that I wouldn't have likely connected with otherwise. Mostly it's good for fluff stuff, but I wouldn't get too personal, it's still the internet.
post #18 of 86
I held out as long as i could... I joined a couple of weeks ago intending to only have family members on it... I think I have 46 friends already :

It's not my fault! People just FIND you somehow. But I haven't found it to be a time waster. It's pretty easy to just ignore it and let other people do the time wasting stuff.
post #19 of 86
FB and MDC - I go back and forth during the day. I've found childhood friends that I haven't seen in over 20 years and come to find out that they live 20 miles from me!! I'm also reconnecting with some old high school girlfriends on FB that I haven't seen in almost 13 years, they're all still local, AND they're all mamas now!! :
post #20 of 86
no, I don't facebook or myspace. I don't have the time, and honestly-I really don't like the abbreviated, wierd interaction I've seen there.
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