I have finally succumbed to the dreaded Facebook! Over the past few months i have been consistently ignoring all Facebook requests … but today i find out that one of my siblings is using Facebook for a blog, and i do want to keep in touch … so i have joined.
Things i don’t like … i can’t use OpenID, i have to provide my full name, there doesn’t seem to be any RSS to keep track of friends (you have to sign in to the Facebook blog platform)
Things i like … it is a clean, well thought-out interface (unlike myspace!) and … well … maybe i’ll find some other things to like about it later!
Things that just scare me … how easy it is to find other people, and whether i’m going to be inundated with faces from my past now. I found the group of the theatre company that i used to be in, and there are so many people there i recognise. I’m not sure whether i want to be in touch with them all again. Maybe it’s just because i know i’m not very good at keeping in touch with people, and i don’t want to disappoint people. Perhaps i really do want to be in touch with them, but i’m not sure they’ll want to know me. I just feel apprehensive.
And yet, in contradictory news … today i have been making the XFN and FoaF to specify my other identities, and links to friends. I have a nice sidebar on my blog to show them all, and i found a good FoaF visualisation tool.
Well, we shall see how it goes with Facebook. Chances are i may really enjoy it once i get used to it. Right now i’m going to upload a few of my holiday photos.