Thursday, January 29, 2009

Facebook, the pros and the cons

I love facebook.  I don't think that comes as a surprise to anyone.  It took a while to find my way around there, but now that I'm used to it, I love it.  There are so many chances to catch up with lost contacts, and see what's up with my friends and family.  It is a great tool, and my employers have even joined the fun!

However, facebook can be a huge time-waster, as well.  Sometimes, that's OK.  If I'm sitting around with nothing to do, why not waste some time playing mindless games on facebook?  If I'm out of town at a convention, or on most work nights, I don't have a ton of time, so I just cannot get to all of the applications.

I love YoVille.  I'm hooked on it, making it to "work" at least twice per day.  The same can be said for MyFarm.  I don't miss a day of harvesting and planting.  On cabin-fever type weekends, I'll even do super pokes, green patch, the cove thing, etc.  I can hit all of those applications more than once, on a long wintery day.

Now, comes the point that I needed to get to.  I ignore application invites.  Yes, it's true.  When I get home in the evening to 42 invitations, there is NO way I can do them.  No. Way.  When I'm out of town at convention, and get a chance to get online, it's not uncommon to see over 60 notifications.  Too much pressure, if I tried to do them all.

I guess I'm saying this to let you know, I don't always take you up on the offers.  Outside of YoVille and MyFarm, it's all a crap-shoot.  I appreciate that you think of me for that 1/4 second that it takes to click on my face.  It means that you pictured me and thought of me for a short time.  Thank you.

Just don't be offended, now that you know the truth.  

Also, for those of you who feel pressure/guilt to add all of those apps...stop it.  It's just a game.  It's all good.  We all still love you, even if you don't accept the random cow that gets passed your way.  What?  You didn't accept my cow?  WHAT?  Just kidding.

5 comments:

Lisa said...

Rachel, I love Facebook as well and I understand about the applications, I have about 100 now, can I keep sending you the My Farm ones ?????? Hugs Lisa

Donna said...

I ignore a lot of them too. And I have all the time in the world!

Amy said...

I had a Facebook for all of two days and got confused and deleted it. My brain is genius like that.

Traci said...

I pick and choose. I don't do Myfarm and I only rarely get on Yoville. I just like to see the status updates and Im my sister!

Celeste said...

I have Yoville now and I love My Farm. I set up a friend list just for my farm people. I do accept all my farm plants! LOl Hint hint