I found a list of the Top 100 Blog Topics this morning while trying to come up with a TFT for today. You see, my plan was to blog vices... but Dana apparently jumped into my head and stole the idea. ;) Upon looking at this list thinking, not only is this a good list to keep around for future thought provoking blogs, I thought Isn't it extremely ironic that Facebook is the number one topic, especially on a blog dated in 2007. I had to roll with it.
I've come to discover a deep love for Facebook as of late, not only does the 'stalker feed' make it easy to keep up with people on a per second basis, I find myself using it to actually stalk! LOL... I'm a stalker (like thats news)!
I have connected with many people from my past through Facebook and, while I enjoy most of the reconnection, there are a few people I'd rather not be friends with on there. Did you know that you can go to the bottom of your stalker page and edit the settings? You can actually go there and add names to a 'More About/Less About' list, which in turn tells you more/less about the person you add to the list.
Sometimes I get a friend request from someone from... say High School... and I don't remember that person at all, but they obviously remember me. So I figure Okay fine, I'll add you but you're going on my Less About list [I know, I'm shallow]. That way I'm not offending anyone by ignoring their request.
I love the tagging of photos on Facebook and think it's one of the best ideas to come along in forever. What I'd like to see in the future: A way for Person A to make an album and have Person B, Person C, and Person D have the ability to upload pictures to it... and have it show up on all 4 peoples pages. As you know, I do photo shoots with my cousins pretty much every time we are together (sometimes we end up with pictures on 3 different cameras); it would be DOPE if we could all put our pictures into one album... so much easier!
I have a poking war with like 7 people and, even though I have no idea what the point of it is, I quite enjoy it!
I hate pretty much all things apps and I've recently learned how to block either a) the app itself or b) the specific person from sending ap requests. Those are great features because being that my name starts with an A, I get them all the time from being on the top of everyone's lists! Hooray for blocking! I have yet to block a person from sending them, but I'm getting close!
I absolutely LOVE the fact that you cannot search people by location or age or anything of the sort like you can on myspace. It really helps with the weirdos out there. If you want to find me... you have to know me!
In addition to that, the privacy settings are much better than myspace. You can set it so that no one can even click your name if you don't want them to... or tweak it so they can click your name but can't see your profile or send you a friend request; you can get very specific.
I love and hate that you are notified when someone else comments on your friends stuff if you've commented on it first. It can be annoying, but it's also helpful if you comment on a photo and your friend comments as well.
Oh really Ang... this is getting way to long for a post about a networking site.... I'm done. Find me on Facebook if we aren't already friends... maybe I'll add you to my More About list ;)
So TFT... How do YOU use Facebook (assuming you have it, and if you don't you should really get it)? What features do you love or hate? How much time do you spend each day on it?