This month, the number of people using Facebook will pass the 500 million mark. This is astounding when you consider that it was only six ago that years after Harvard graduate Mark Zuckerberg helped found Facebook in his dorm room as a way for students to keep tabs on one another. If Facebook was a country it would be the third largest country in the world (even bigger than the USA). It could be nothing short of a social media revolution.
Facebook enables you to connect with your friends wherever they live anywhere in the world. You can let them know what you are doing and find out what they are up to. Upload photos or videos and link to your favourite web sites.
Discussions about security and privacy have emerged recently. Click here for a recent Time magazine article called ‘friends without borders.’ Facebook has responded with some new privacy features. Click here to read some insightful comments from Michael Hyatt in developing a Facebook strategy.
Personally, I am a Facebook user (not Twitter though). I browse at it briefly in the morning and again at night most days. It helps me keep up with friends birthdays and other activity in my social network. However, there is nothing like face to face time with people … and I try not to forget that God wants me to be his friend. I’ve accepted his offer but I need to make sure I connect with him every day so I don’t get distracted by all the other noise in the world.