Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Facebook is a worry and a chore

Sometimes I find Facebook a chore, and sometimes it just seems like a bad place to be. For instance, there are things I might want to share on Facebook that aren't appropriate for people outside my family, and while I know I can set up the privacy settings and things like that, it's just more of a hassle than doing nothing. Sometimes I think my friends who have fewer people in their lists on Facebook have the right idea: limit yourself to those people who you want to share EVERYTHING with. Then there's never a question of whether or not you should post that photo or make that update. But then there are people who I want to remain connected to, but don't want to share absolutely everything with. In the end, it's just easier to keep things off Facebook than put them up, because keeping them private afterwards is too hard.

Mokalus of Borg

PS - I like being on Facebook.
PPS - There are just some times when I wish it was different.


Erin Marie said...

I basically just assume that anyone who wants to see my stuff will click on it, and those who don't won't.

But then, I share pretty much everything.

John said...

But that leaves open the category of people who want to see your stuff but you want to keep out.

Erin Marie said...

I just don't make friends with them to start with.

I meant to put that in my first comment.

Whilst I have a lot (read: too many) friends, I do only accept people I am happy to share the kind of thing I share on Facebook with. But then - I share pretty much everything with pretty much everyone.