Monday, July 21


It's the Facebook revolution. Surely you have a Facebook account, right? If not, I must tell you, this site has led me to people I have not made contact with in 20 years (I'm old, apparently)

Last year I was doing research on social networking sites regarding Internet bullying and high school students. I am a member of a school board and my research led me to Facebook and My Space. Now, I'm not going to talk about Bullying... that is a WHOLE other topic and one I will get into another day. BUT, I joined these two websites so that I could see what they were all about. I did not really do anything with them until a few months ago when I started getting friend requests.

So, long story short, It has been great making contact with old friends from high school and college. I am actually looking forward to that dreaded 20 year class reunion next year. It is helping to break the ice, if you will. I even convinced my sweet husband that he should join up and find some old friends too. You must know, he thinks I'm a little wacky with all this blogging and Facebook hub-bub. But he did it, he joined up and was even adding applications and quizzes last night to his page. Peer pressure... I love it... at any age.

I have this great friend who I work with. He is a college student, he's all hip and trendy (is that so un-cool to say) anyway, he thought it was ridiculous that I had a Facebook account. I explained why I started it (like I was defending myself.) He said, you are my Mom's age... you are not supposed to be on Facebook. I know, I know... I said, but guess what... us OLDIES must be taking over because I am SO loving this new way to stay in touch. So, to my young college friend, sorry... your Mom's friends are taking over the world wide web, you are just going to have to deal with it.

If you are on Facebook, look me up at lanahowell at sbcglobal dot net. I'd love to be your friend too. Just let me know you found me from my blog.

Don't forget to come back tomorrow for Temp My Tummy Tuesday!


Cammie said...

OK...I have to say, I have not idea what Facebook is. I have now heard about it 3 times in 1 week. All from old college friends (Missie, Tamara and now you!) I guess I will need to get this figured out, too!

lana said...

You must join. There are tons of HPU alum on there. Just go to and register and start looking for people. You'll be shocked!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

How funny. You should have attached that video about facebook. Did I sent that to you? Anyway, I like my FLAIR!!