A couple of months ago, my MBA course mate sent a Facebook invitation to me. Reluctantly, I became a Facebook user. All this while, however, I am still asking the same question, “What can I do with Facebook?”
Facebook has many silly applications such as Poke, Pinch and Spank Me. It may be a fun to 'poke' a friend once or twice, but I am not going to do the same thing every week. Facebook also allows us to share our photos, and I am a shutterbug, but I can upload photos to my blog or Flickr too. If fact, I prefer to share photos on Blogger, where I can add a story.
As a blogger, I can be creative. Every post in my blog is the result of my creativity. As a Facebook user, I only do silly things like ‘poking’, ‘pinching’ and ‘spanking’.
In blogosphere, a blogger expresses his or her experience, interests and opinion on certain issues. In Facebook, it is much harder to know much about another user through his/her profile. In a sense, Facebook is great for connecting with your existing, real life friends, but possibly no so great for meeting new friends. Just a matter of fact, all my Facebook friends are people whom I personally know.
I may be wrong, though. After all, I haven’t spent much time on Facebook. Perhaps they are some hidden treasures which I have yet to discover.
Facebook - the Next Google?