3 nov. 2009

Should I facebook? What do you think? I've been resisting it up to now. Surprising, because I was an early blogger. A lot of my colleagues are on it and they were saying I should, but I don't know. Will it eat up my time?

6 comentarios:

Mark Scroggins dijo...

Will it eat up your time? Yes, if you let it -- & you'll probably let it. I know it's hurt my blogging.

Matt dijo...

Yeah, it could eat up your time. But who needs time?

Vance Maverick dijo...

On the other hand, you don't seem to be the sort of blogger for whom the blogging is the point. (Neither is Mark.) So to worry that FB will hurt your blogging is like worrying that following basketball will cut down on your hockey-watching time.

Jordan dijo...

No.

Bob Basil dijo...

Mark is right. It will eat up your time, but to my mind it's worth it. I like reconnecting with old friends and colleagues and knowing what they are doing. I also like being able to make comments and post links, etc., that will be seen by 400+ people I know pretty much right away.

A few months ago I went to the wedding of a former student: The entire event was planned via Facebook.

Mark is also right that it might take your attention away from your blogging. I know it has had that effect on basil.ca (even though I don't post there anywhere near as often -- or at the same length -- as you post here).

At any rate, I look at basil.ca / Facebook / and Twitter as being different sides of the same professional and social activity.

Tom King dijo...

Yes. And yes. If nothing else you can make friends with David Shapiro and see all the great posts he's making on Facebook.