Facebook: lessons learned after the fact…

As I have confessed in the past, I’m a Facebook fan. Personally, I use it for keeping up with work contacts, and networking. In some respects it has replaced my office address book. Other members of my family use it to keep up with friends and relations. As a result, we have copious amounts of photos from a family wedding last Friday. But the point is, these are separate accounts and used for different things. Putting everything together can, as this excellent post from Meg Pickard demonstrates, can lead to stultifying confusion

  • Briso

    This was enough to kill my facebook profile. “Old married guys” indeed!

  • qubol

    I agree mick – I started up on facebook for work reasons, my company wanted me to investigate it and see what we could do with the platform. So I did – the problem is now I’m keeping my profile open to my employers, colleagues, prospective development partners and now my friends. We all present different faces to different people – problem is you can’t do that on facebook very well at all. Thats why I like the idea of keeping things professional seperate with LinkedIn – I just fear that facebook is killing LinkedIn.
    I wonder though will Facebook eventually hit the same problem MySpace did that Michael Calore blogged about at Wired here

  • Mick Fealty

    Hmmm…

    “Honestly, I get creeped out when I see that your grad year is ’86, before I was born; that you live in another state; and that you would love to be friends with a high school senior.”

    ’86… that would put me in the oap section then…