I was reluctant to join Facebook when the craze began. Sure, I was on MySpace in my 20s, which I used mainly for music, and I even had a LinkedIn account for work, but Facebook felt like a different beast entirely. For Facebook is personal.
I didn’t like the idea of people being able to post things about me without my permission or the fact that I had to strictly monitor my privacy settings. I also didn’t like how exposed it could make me feel.
But, as chance would have it, I left my purse at a wedding one night, along with my phone, so I turned to Facebook to help me find it. As soon as I joined and put the message out there, I immediately found who had my purse and my phone, proving that the wide-range accessibility of using Facebook is part of its lure.