More than a week ago, a restraining order has been issued against a stalker of Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook . News reports refer to this person as the “Facebook Stalker”.
Even before this bit of news made it to the headlines, my youngest son had been calling me a “Facebook Stalker” for a long, long time. Why? During the time that I didn’t have my own Facebook account yet, my son has allowed me to use his account to search for family and friends, snoop on their whereabouts, find out what’s going on their lives and most especially browse through their photo albums. That’s how I earned the name “Facebook Stalker”.
A month ago, I finally opened a Facebook account. Why did it take for me a long time to do so?
Facebook didn’t appeal to me because I was adamant that I don’t feel the need to update the world on what I do (past, present, future). That was then but now, my concept had entirely changed.
Although I didn’t use my real name (but rather “Us Pinay”) on my Facebook account, I posted a single photo of mine so people would recognize me.
With that single photo and an invite, the rest was history. Like wildfire, I got connected with relatives and friends from all over the US, Canada, Philippines, UK, Middle East, Australia, South Africa and different parts of Asia. Within a month, I now have 78 friends and still counting.
Did I stop there? I’m telling you, I’m totally hooked. With the success I had connecting with long-lost family and friends, I decided to set-up another account “US Pinay Blog” for my blog site. Now, I have not just one account but two. I’m the biggest flip-flopper ever.
How about you? Do you have a Facebook account yet?