Friday, August 31, 2007


Believe it or not, I'm on Facebook. It seems very complicated to me right now, but I'm learning. It's fascinating to me that there are more and more ways people can connect with each other. That's a good thing. But I can see that a person can spend all day "connecting" yet never actually see anybody. That's not a good thing.


Kristin Stewart said...

Mike, friend me on Facebook! I can't find you. Too many Mike Osborne's and I don't know your network. Woo hoo! Welcome. It's pretty time consuming for the first week and then it slows down. Sort of.

James said...


I'm with you on the quotation marks around "connecting". It took me two or three years to feel comfortable blogging so it might be a few more before I join you on Facebook.

In the meantime, check out this video that some friends of mine did. We went to college together then they were on staff with Campus Crusade. They're now throwing themselves fully into the emerging "intertainment" (internet + entertainment) industry. They've actually had a good deal of success and have landed a TV show reviewing online "acts".

Anyway, here's the "facebook song" video:

karin said...

You are so hip.

I will be your friend!

Jill said...

I can see your concern for people just connecting virtually. But I must say, for me, it helps me more. You see, I am home most all day with my two kiddos. So, things like blogs and facebook help me to connect with the outside world when I either am not able to meet face to face with someone, or even get on the phone. It's amazing how much more I can chat with people on-line, but if I get on the phone then "look out". Kids, for some reason, have this innate ability to see you are on the phone and then feel the need to interrupt.

Mike said...

James, that's a great video! Hilarious.

Patricia said...

I don't know if it's necessarily a bad thing. Most of the time people on FaceBook are connecting when they're not together or if they live far away. That's my opinion. It's been a good way for me to keep in touch with friends far away, and cousins too.