It's Not A Habit, It's Cool
Fine, I'll admit it -- I like Facebook. A lot. (Not enough to spend hours on
it when I should be working, anyone from HR who's reading this!) And while
I hate all the different applications that I keep getting barraged with [Ed.
note: No, I will not accept your velvet Elvis painting, so stop trying to
send me one on Facebook!], I still enjoy the interactivity.
I have Facebook to blame for the death of my journaling. I used to write
extensive entries, but now Facebook has given me a way to blast
out a sentence or two about what's on my mind or what's happening in my life
at the moment, and it even satisfies my short attention span so I'm not halfway
through writing a novel and then wander off due to sudden lack of interest.
also love catching up with people and seeing the photos they've posted, and
I will take the time to call up the status updates bar and read through
all of my friends' statuses to be amused or to catch up on their lives. As
I write this, someone is schedulin', someone is done losing golf balls, someone
wants you to know that bird is the word, and someone thinks it's time to ROCK.
(Names withheld to protect ... well, you know who you are.)
addictive. And don't try to play it off like you don't do the same. It's
like a nice little community of people all keeping up with each
other, all able to alert each other about what's up in our lives, all able
to recommend things to each other and respond to each other.
Writing that out made me think of this thing we call radio. Interacting.
Building a community. Responding to each other. Recommending things
to each other. So are you not just talking to your listeners, but are you also
letting them be part of a conversation that happens in little snippets, just
like Facebook? Because everyone's got something to say, and everyone likes
being involved in the conversation.