Yesterday I reached 1,000 friends on Facebook.
I sat down today to interview myself about this milestone:
Me: Now that you reached the 1,000 friend mark, do you feel any better about yourself?
Me: No, not really.
Me: Do you feel empowered to change the world with your Facebook Army?
Me: Um, not exactly.
Me: Is there anyone in particular you want to thank?
Me: Every single person who has sent me a quiz such as "What superhero are you?" or "What is your Gangster name? These quizzes have changed my life.
On a serious note, I am still intrigued by the potential of Facebook for ministry, life and friendships. When I first joined Facebook a year and a half ago, I felt like the old man of Facebook, mainly keeping up with former and current students in our Youth Group at Calvary. Now, it seems like Facebook is as common as an e-mail address for any age group, company or product. It has been interesting to see this develop over the last 18 months or so.
Here are 3 things I consider Facebook valuable for:
#1 - Able to contact people under the age of 30 and receive quicker responses than e-mail contact normally achieves with this age group.
#2 - Able to reconnect with old friends from previous stages of life (high school, college, my time in Prison camp etc.)
#3 - Able to send info to my created facebook groups quickly and cost effectively (I haven't sent a mailer/flyer out to our Young Adult ministry in 2 years, saving thousands of dollars).
What do you like or dislike about Facebook?