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facebook: good or bad for your social life? discuss.

Posted on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at 09:30PM by Registered Commentermdog | Comments5 Comments

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Good. It keeps me in touch with people I want to keep in touch with -- and I can ignore those I don't.

Nov 11, 2009 at 11:39PM | Unregistered Commenterpaul

I personally think it's good because I feel more connected to my friends throughout the week, but I can see the cons too. It's not usually a very deep connection, and a lot of people have so many "friends" that you know most of them are just random acquaintances who were requested out of boredom or accepted out of guilt. And there's definitely an evangelism campaign that rivals the Mac crowd, so I'm sure that must get pretty annoying if you've decided you're not interested, but keep getting bugged by people. Overall, though, I like it :)

Nov 12, 2009 at 10:26AM | Unregistered CommenterIan

Overall good. For me the biggest downside is I waste too much time on it. The biggest upside is I have a better idea of what is going on in people's lives. Not all of it, but learning snippets of the daily lives of people I care about but don't get to see often helps me in conversation later. If I'm friends with them on facebook, I can ask about if their kid is over the ear infections, or how the getaway weekend to Chicago was, or some other current detail in their lives. Before, I was always lost, going, "so how are, ummm, things, lately?"

Nov 22, 2009 at 09:27AM | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

mostly good, but the timesuck is an issue and the guilt factor, as mentioned above. you can put your own time limits on it and the ignore factor, so it's more at your discretion.

Nov 22, 2009 at 08:35PM | Unregistered Commentermar

I think it's good, but it does take some willpower to not be on it too much. Now that I'm working again, I do a better job of not visiting all the time. I love that I've been able to reconnect with friends from grade school, high school, and even college, who I might not have been able to connect with otherwise.

Dec 12, 2009 at 01:29PM | Unregistered CommenterAnn-Marie

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