Facebook and me – a beginning and an uncertain future

I’ve been hearing about this phenomenon called Facebook, and my kids are into it, so I decided to check it out. Upon creating an account, I was prompted by the system to join the Saskatoon network. Saskatoon? That’s 150 km away from Prince Albert. Anyway, apparently there isn’t a P.A. network, so I joined the Saskatoon network.

Once safely ensconced in Facebook, I tried typing “Prince Albert” into a search box, and was offered the opportunity to join a group (I don’t remember the term used) interested in Carlton High School, St. Mary’s High School, Ecole Valoies High School, etc. I didn’t see any groups for middle-aged guys interested in family, church and hunting, so I decided to log off.

That was a couple of days ago. I guess I should sign back on and try to find out what it means to “poke” someone on Facebook.

3 Responses to “Facebook and me – a beginning and an uncertain future”

  1. Marc says:

    I think it’s much different for other people, but I don’t do a whole lot with Facebook, other than poking people and playing games. It has put me “in touch” with people from my past, but not in an ongoing communication sense.

  2. Melanie Loseth says:

    I feel like maybe I’m getting an opportunity to better know some of my nieces and nephews that I don’t get to regularly communicate with. Also I find that it is a great way to view pictures in this age of digital photos and no longer having photo albums. Since we have been so horrible at travelling east I feel like I can at least be a little more connected and I find myself wanting to make the trek east way more now because of the connection.

  3. Phil L says:

    I realize that my post may have sounded kind of negative, based only on my first impression. However Facebook has put me in touch with some people I had lost contact with, so it’s been good that way. And I didn’t mean to demonstrate “ageism” … I now have lots of nephews and nieces in my Facebook “friends” list. One of the neat things has been discovering a “Group” of Loseths including some of those B.C. relatives. The Rockies do form a natural barrier.