There has been much talk lately about Facebook and it's place in the World. There have been several conversations circulating on blogging vs facebook. Many bloggers happily use both means of conversation and sharing of information. I have recently opened a facebook account and am thrilled to report that I have reconnected with some people that mean a lot to me. I organised an event via facebook, which was a dinner with some of my cousins, on the weekend. I have seen them from time to time at a funeral, a 70th. Some of them have children I didn't even know about until recently. I have also re-established contact with a very dear friend that was living overseas for many years and has now returned home. We are catching up this weekend.
I am not a fan of the applications and groups that go hand in hand with facebook, but I appreciate it's place in social networking, under very controlled circumstances. I am not out to win the prize for the most amount of friends, that's for sure. I have children (and now a hubby) that use it too. I am wary of it's power.
I love my blog and the social networking that goes with that. I appreciate that people are sharing elements of their lives, in more than cryptic sentences and throw away one liners. I don't want to mix the two, as I feel for me they serve seperate purposes.