Thursday, January 22, 2009

Facebook vs. Blogger

I am hearing more and more lately that people are switching from Blogger to Facebook and it makes me sad. I have no desire to go the facebook route. It seems less secure in the privacy arena. From what I hear you have to "accept invitations" from people to be your friend so that they can view your stuff. However, I may have known them in high school, but I don't know what they are up to now.

They could totally be the creepy guy next door (not literally, I have really good neighbors here) that sits in his undies and steals people's identities or worse. Not to mention that I didn't graduate with the best group of people. No offence to the good people that I did graduate with, you guys were great! It's just, my senior year one of my teachers told me that in their staff meeting, the principal said that in the first look at getting graduation numbers, only 107 were eligible to graduate. Out of 350 or so, that is crap! They said that they hadn't gotten the make-up numbers yet from adult school, so they did expect it to go up. But still really? That many people didn't have their stuff together enough to be graduating without adult school.

Then, a year later I went and visited some of my old teachers when I was in college and was told about the 'wonderful' kids I had graduated with. There was the girl that was aparently some really great stripper. Who was in so much demand that she was being requested all over the valley... nice. Or how about the guys who were busted for smuggling drugs across the US border.

I hear people talk about facebook and stuff and honestly I worry about it. It seems like it is just a forum for flirting. And not in a good way. I wouldn't be surprised if in the next little while we start hearing about people having affairs because of facebook. I know that there are some people who are 'friends' on facebook with their friends husbands, and that just weirds me out a little.

I know that honestly I am not an 'expert' on the facebook arena, and I could be wrong, but still I am not comfortable with the whole facebook thing. I would love to hear from you Facebook people about why you like it or what its done for you, but for now I think I will just stick to my blog... I'm just sayin'.

{Just so you (any high school friends who may read my blog) I did have some great friends in high school - afterall there 107 (I really don't know why that number has stuck with me for so many years, but for the record, I checked in my journal and yep, that was the number) of us that did allright.


Heather said...

I agree with every point you made. One of my friends convinced me to set up a facebook account because a lot our friends have them, but once I made it I wished that I hadn't. There are so many people on there that I have NO desire to socialize with, and I just didn't feel comfortable with it. I'm no expert either, but I will not be switching...EVER!

Lhone said...

You did good. We had 350 out of 1050 graduate. Winner!

Sher said...

I like both, but for different reasons. Facebook is nice to just quickly check out what people have been up to, and networking (advertising!!). I think facebook is like my little vacation home get away and I feel like blogging is my home.

Judy said...

So funny thing. I logged onto my blogger and facebook tonight... and here's your post. AND, there's a friend suggestion that I should be your friend on Facebook... so did you change your mind about facebook?

hoppygirl said...

I like both too. I didn't like Facebook when I first joined. It was a little confusing and I didn't see what the big deal was. But then I figured out how to use it and I love it.

The blog is much more personal and a great way to keep updated on everyone's family. Facebook has been great to find a bunch of old friends and most people just want to say hi after a long time. I haven't found that it is a bunch of people looking for dates and flirting. I think that is a MYSPACE thing. There are lots of securities you can set up and you only put in the information you are comfortable sharing. I agree completely that you have to be cautious with what you put out there.

The botton line...only do what you are comfortable with. I love your blog so I am glad you won't get rid of it. If you decide to get on Facebook, find me! :)

Mama Mia said...

Hi Andrea...I love catching up on your blog...I have been MIA if you know what I Facebooking. :) I like FB and I like Blogging...for different reasons. FB is total surface info but it is nice to have reconnected with people you haven't seen for a long time and collect them in a little box so you know where they are. I actually like alot of my friends from HS we had a great group...but you know that you married one of them!:) Blogging is great for the journaling and record keeping of my online scrapbook to connect with close friends and family. Either way I find myself spending way too much time on the computer and I need to keep that incheck! Love your posts you are too funny.