I finally overcame my reluctance and joined Facebook. I'm not sure why I've dragged my feet except that once you're on then people can find you. That's the good and the bad of it, I guess. I don't know why I worry too much about people finding me, but privacy is a good thing. Anyway, I joined this week, and it's fun finding people I hadn't even thought about in years.
I think it's the fact that my 20th high school reunion is this weekend (we're not going) that got me thinking about all the bridges to the past I've left untravelled for so long that I'm having to rack my brain when I hear certain names come up. The people I really want to reconnect with, though, besides a few high school friends, are people who I went to church with while growing up and people from churches we've been members of over the years but have lost contact with over time. And I've already found a few of them. So far the Facebook experience is turning out to be positive.
Here's one of the things I'm not going to like: friend requests from people I don't remember except in a really tangential sort of way - friend of a friend of a friend. I got one today and I recognized the name but had to get out my yearbook to see who it was. Then I realized it wasn't someone I'd actually been friends with, but we do have mutual friends. What is the Facebook etiquette here? You don't have to confirm all friend requests, I'm sure. You know me and my hermit tendencies.....
Anyway, I really didn't need another thing to distract me and waste time, but here it is. I can see I will have to put some serious limits on the time I'll allow myself to play around with this.