A few weeks ago a friend of mine sent me an invitation to join Facebook. As you probably know, Facebook is a social networking site that originally was limited to students and alumni of schools, colleges and universities, but recently opened up membership to any and all. That allows riff-raff like me to join. To paraphrase Groucho Marx, I’m not sure I want to belong to any organization that would accept someone like me as a member.
But I had already been looking into Facebook, so I availed myself of her invitation and joined. I was hoping I could network with other writers, both here in Orlando and around the globe. That is one of the great things about the Internet; global connectivity. For a while she was my only “friend” (everyone that connects to you, whether you have ever met them or not, is a “friend” on Facebook) because I did not have much time to spend searching for either people I already knew or for new “friends.” One day I stumbled across a former co-worker, Katrina, and begged her to be my second friend. She graciously acquiesced, mostly because she hates to see a grown man cry. Then my real-life friend Michelle found me there and we became Facebook friends. A couple of weeks ago a friend of my daughter’s (whom she has never met face-to-face, by the way…see how the Internet works?) found me and we became Facebook friends. Yesterday I became friends with a young man who is a comic book writer that I am interviewing for a future article over on Athena Comics Guide.
So now I have 5 Facebook friends.
And I’m looking for more. Some people actually have the maximum amount of “friends” allowed on there, which is 5,000. I don’t want that many, it’s too much responsibility, lol. But if you’re already a real-life “friend” of mine, sign up and be my Facebook friend. If you’re already a Facebook member and it looks like we may have some things in common, like writing, be my friend.
A link to my Facebook entry is over on the right. Click on it and let’s be friends.
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