You need a Facebook Mum.
"Why do I" I started to protest.
"I'll make one for you."
Before I knew it, Sensible had created a profile for me, put my picture on and brought me firmly into the 21st Century.
"We'll get some friends for you." She said.
"I thought I already had friends."
"On Facebook," she explained patiently.
She then contacted all the people in my hotmail address people who have Facebooks asking them to join. That was fine.
Then... She clicked on all the people who didn't have Facebook, asking them to get one too.
"What have you done?" I exclaimed. Do you realise who is on there?
"People you email." She said.
Oh Sensible, what have you done? Who did you contact?
Well... apart from the Managing Director of a company I no longer work for, who for various reasons should possibly not be invited to join my personal friends on Facebook, the tax office, every bank and building society that I am in email contact with, Next Directory, any insurance company that I have had a discussion with over the years, somebody who we have been in legal dispute with........ well nobody really......
I cringed with embarrassment as I thought of various people that possibly I would prefer to communicate with only on a professional basis ..... But it was too late. They were all invited. You too I expect.
Not all accepted the invitation to be my friend. ED was reluctant to accept me at first, but has now become my best instant messaging friend. Her reluctance was possibly due to her not wanting me around her personal life which is fair enough really. What she won't know until she read this however is that due to a blip in the system, I discovered by accident that I was able to click on her profile, but not leave messages on her wall, prior to becoming a friend. She had always assured me that no-one can enter another's site without permission. Not so ED. Look again. If anyone sends you a message, and you respond, it seems you can in fact see their "wall".
So there you go....I'm not such a dinosaur after all......
and.... Facebook is great. You should all get one.
4 months ago