Thursday, 9 August 2012

About Face on FB

I give up!

It's been months since I deactivated my Facebook account.  I even briefly flirted with Google+.  But it seems you can't fully engage with life in the second decade of the twenty-first century without it.

From petrol station promotions to the bar on the main street, Facebook is all over the place.  Even if their share price isn't what they hoped, it ain't goin' away any time soon.  Personally, I'm not much into social media, but tonight - in a moment of weakness - I reactivated FB.  Peter had photographs of his Kerikeri garden, Tony was up for a chat, and Pam linked to the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain!

I also reactivated my long neglected AW gmail account.  Apologies to anyone who has been beaming me stuff on it over the last quarter - and yes Reg, that certainly includes you, hence I only just caught up with the news that Mike Feazell has retired from GCI.  Oh dear, what a loss...

You've got to wonder how many not-quite-dead email accounts are cluttering the ether?  How many websites are frozen in cyberspace because their creators changed both their email accounts and lost the all important password?

I feel a panic attack coming on just thinking about it.


  1. I not only deactivated my Facebook account, I deleted it altogether. However, I signed up for a new account a couple of months later. Like you say, you can't get away from it, it's everywhere.

    Facebook, it's a horrible addiction. The next thing you know, you'll have a "page" or a "group" set up for you so that you can blog Facebook. After that, you will always go to Facebook first and might even make it your "homepage"...