It seems that most people I know have a love/hate relationship with Facebook.
- the chance to catch up with family and friends
- talking with colleagues
- new things learned
- a world opened wide
- getting game requests
- political arguing
- the time suck
- people passing along information “because if it is on Facebook, it must be true” (i.e. Statue of Liberty pictures during Sandy)
Right now, I’m on the love side. Yesterday (Thanksgiving Day) I went on Facebook to post what I was going to do that day. Rather than the usual “What’s on your mind?” in the status box, it said “What are you thankful for?” The question made me stop to think, and then post, what I was thankful for.
And I appreciated that. It is a way that we should start every day. Not just Thanksgiving Day. So, thanks Facebook, for reminding me to start my day, and every day, with thinking about those things I am grateful for.
However, I will end up in the hate side, if on Black Friday the status update box says, “What are you going to buy today?”! : )