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November 23rd, 2008
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NOTICE: If you are under the age of thirty, or already on Facebook, please disregard this post and forgive what will sound to you like old people talking about their gout.

If you are not on Facebook, you should be. Yes, you. You who have heard of Facebook but have said, "What's that?" or "Nah, just one more stupid thing to keep track of." Yes, you, you who are reading this and are probably not on Facebook, therefore proving you are over the age of thirty or a helpless Luddite, and probably both. And if you are reading this and you are on Facebook and do not know what a "Luddite" is, then shut the computer off and go read some books for a change, you young pup you. Or you could just click the hyperlink and avoid books. Sigh.

As far as I can tell after being on it now for quite a while, it is the communication medium of choice for anyone under the age of thirty. It is a "one stop shop" for chatting, messaging, sharing photos, etc. etc. etc. Yes, like everything on the Internet it can be a big time waster, but it is also very useful. It is the way I stay in touch with my two away-from-home children. So, check it out and if you are not on it already, and once you get signed up (it is free), look me up.

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  1. November 23rd, 2008 at 19:08 | #1

    Hi, my name is Liz and I’m 30 and I don’t use Facebook. (Hi, Liz) I’m a luddite… or incompetent… or my computer just doesn’t like Facebook. *Technically* I have a Facebook account, but I can’t log into it from my computer. No joke. I have even had my 23 year old friend over to diagnos my problem, and she can’t make it work. She can log me in on HER computer, but not mine. Oh, same story with My Space.
    McCain: Interesting name of your web site.

  2. Peter
    November 23rd, 2008 at 23:10 | #2

    Funny. Fbook was the other tab open in my browser. I leave it up in the background all day.

  3. November 24th, 2008 at 08:28 | #3

    I told my wife that having a Facebook account is my version of a mid-life crisis. It’s saving our family a lot of money that would otherwise be spent on a Harley and lots of leather clothing and a cool helmet with a spike on top and decals with skulls and iron crosses.

  4. November 24th, 2008 at 13:39 | #4

    I learned a while back that if I wanted to stay in touch with my brothers and sisters (all younger than me and most under 30) a Facebook page is a requirement.
    That said, I also have became re-acquainted with people I haven’t talked to for many years, including my organ teacher whom I haven’t seen for over 15 years.

  5. November 25th, 2008 at 11:09 | #5

    Turning 35 on Wednesday, but I think the 30 year old cutoff is too low. Most people I know who are in their 30s are already on Facebook. I think you’re talking more to people who are 40 and older. Facebook is a lifesaver when it comes to staying in touch (and re-connecting) with friends. If you haven’t tried it, do it. It’ll grow on you.

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