So, recently I welcomed myself back into the world of facebook. I had an account, once upon a time, and was not overly in love with it. I was getting bombarded with friend requests from people I barely knew, I was getting my "wall" (I didn't even know what the hell a "wall" was) absolutely filled with useless junk I didn't care about, I was getting my e-mail inbox flooded with updates, and I was gonna punch anyone I saw in person who kept inviting me to various groups or to answer a quiz about them. To avoid this event from occurring, I simply walked away from facebook.
My introduction back into facebook has been interesting thus far. I see what is meant by facebook keeping everything! I fired up my account in February of 2011, and as soon as I logged back in, it was as if I never left. Every last post, picture and profile moment was sitting there as if I never left (my last post being some time in 2008). Yup, facebook is just like herpes... that s**t stays with you forever. Now I can definitely see why you've got to use extreme care and caution while using it.
In the time since, I've had a chance to reconnect with 3 or 4 friends who I haven't talked to in a while. Most notably a friend in Alberta and another in Korea. As it stands yet, I'm not getting overly harassed with any games, groups, or other various invites. I am still being cautious though. It'll be interesting to explore the software and trying to find the various uses I can bring into my classroom. It's only been a week and a half so far, but I'll try to keep all who follow my blog updated on my facebook adventures!!