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.


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