28 May 2008

Leave a message on the wall

Author: will | Filed under: blogging, conference, contacts, Dublin, electronic identity, FaceBook, linkedin, photo, social network, twitter

I’m not a fan of Facebook

message wall

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.

take care,
Will Knott

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4 Responses to “Leave a message on the wall”

  1. Grannymar Says:

    Oh good! Someone else is not a fan of Facebook. I am in there somewhere but seldom go near it.

  2. will Says:

    I try to ignore it (easy to do)

  3. Keola Donaghy Says:

    I’ve yet to get any unwanted wall posts on Facebook, but am tired of getting hugged, kissed, poked, given imaginary items that I don’t need, or informed of others giving or getting such frivolities. On the plus side, I don’t get asked “would you like to get laid tonight” like I do on a near-daily basis on MySpace. Taking LinkedIn more seriously, even though I’m not looking for a job nor looking to hire anyone.

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