Yesterday I spoke with Carrie on the phone who told me that I had to join Facebook. She told me I would run into a ton of old friends and would not believe who was on it. Boy, that was the understatement of the year. Practically everyone I have ever known, (except my husband of course), is on Facebook. Even though I had received some invites to join I resisted. Internet social websites can be tacky.
Ironically, last week at Huafan we discussed Facebook in my Media class which focused on the Time Person of the Year article that underlined the influence of new Internet media. I told the class that Facebook was great for superficial social connections but was not my thing. However, after Carrie’s testimonial I decided to join. Wow! My cousin form England is on it. People from high school, my undergrad, its surreal. At the moment I am looking at Oren Jalon’s photos of Burma. Wow Oren I’m impressed.