Leave a message on the wallAuthor: will | Filed under: blogging, conference, contacts, Dublin, electronic identity, FaceBook, linkedin, photo, social network, twitter
I’m not a fan of Facebook
Which is a problem when it comes to Photomeets and Photowalks. And slightly impromptu events and meetings, as the initial invite is sent out via a Facebook invitation. I sort of went off it in the flood of applications, and I’m not surprised that LinkedIn is getting a flood of new users.
The one thing I loved was the friend feed. The quick status updates of “Bob is arriving at three” and “Alice is looking forward to the meeting” and “Eve is still listening”. Of course these are the essential parts of Twitter or Jaiku, or even FriendFeed.com (not the same thing, but I’m intrigued by their rooms to abate noise).
The main use of Facebook I’m doing is trying to track someone I don’t know down and contact them, or as I mentioned, meet-ups (as opposed to Tweet-ups or Meet-kus).
Why all this, it’s because I know about the next photowalk this weekend, (and yes I’m grateful that it e-mails out all messaes and the message contents now) but I have no idea if I’m going yet (and won’t know until that morning). I just don’t want to have to log in to FaceBook to say so.