Facebook Junkie

Over the holiday break I added ONE MORE THING TO KEEP TRACK OF! AHHHHHH!!! Facebook. Now I am an addict!

Beginning - I actually joined Facebook last year at this time by peer pressure from Scott Elias my podcasting friend from Colorado. At the time I didn't really "get into it" because of the time factor and I already try to keep up with blogging and twitter. Well...my mom called me a couple of weeks ago and said that my younger brother's "status" on Facebook had changed to "in a relationship." Of course this is very interesting to me because what better way to make fun of your younger brother than online for everyone to see.(Just kidding) I guess that also intrigued my older brother into signing up too. So keeping with the competitive nature of our family, I HAD to sign on, of course:):):)

Having no idea what I was doing I posted some ridiculus "status updates" a few times. Of course I then downloaded the app for my iphone and all is history now. The really cool things is the amount of people that I have lost track of over the years that are now on Facebook. I can see their family pictures and what they are up to and everything. We are in the middle of planning our 20 year class reunion and it is a great way to make connections with old classmates.

Middle...I guess I will just continue to "be friends" with everyone. At first my goal was to have more "friends" than my brothers. But once I figured out what it was all about I don't really care how many friends I have I just enjoy catching up with old friends.

End...There is no end in sight once you are hooked on Facebook. I can see how people come and go to their accounts because it can be so addicting. There are a lot of people that I wish were on Facebook and I will now start mission of converting them:):):)


  1. Melinda, I am a Facebook junkie as well. It is fun to connect with old friends. You are welcome to add me as friend to keep on top of your brothers. :) Just search for Cynthia Willams Matzat.

  2. I am with you. I had the same Facebook evolution. I find myself checking daily for updates, pictures and new "friends". The value to me is that once you admit your addiction, I find it to be a a great way to reconnect with friends and family. I am cautious about "friending" staff and parents.

  3. I also enjoy facebook, and I was a little surprised by how many of my school was on it. Recently I saw one of my Assistant Principals on it, and I was a little uneasy about adding her as a friend. I told my co-workers this and they were a little shocked. She's a really nice person....I just don't want to step over the grounds. Have you encountered this yet?

  4. I was shocked at how many of my district teachers are on FB. Also shocked at the amount of parents on FB. I have created a "list" in FB that I can control what they see. I NEVER put anything on FB that my boss, kids, teachers, etc. can't see but I just like to have some private life. If they see my wall that is no big deal. I just recommed to go ahead and friend whoever you want but create separate lists for them. Have fun!!!