Monday, July 14, 2008

Because I Don't Spend Enough Time Online

Ibis and I joined Facebook last night. I've received invitations from friends over the years but never felt the need to do it. Well, last night I spent over four hours searching for friends and figuring out how everything works - I even started a game of Scrabble with a friend from LA!

It looks like there's a way to share photo albums with people who don't have accounts, so that'll be a nice way to keep my family up to date. We take a lot of random pictures (in case you haven't noticed from this blog) and it'd be nice to show them off.

Are any of you on Facebook? Do you want to be my friend?

17 comments:

Janna Qualman said...

No, no facebook. I'm so lame.

Except I'm on MySpace and LinkedIn. The first of which makes me even more lame, and the second never gets logged into.

Melanie Avila said...

I'm on LinkedIn but I only go there when one of my contacts does something. You wanna be contacts?

spyscribbler said...

Oh, my gosh, I LOVE Scrabulous. I'm sending you an invitation now!

I'm on Twitter and MySpace; both me and my pseudonym. :-) I manage it all with Minggl and Digsby so it doesn't take up much of my day at all.

spyscribbler said...

PS: Like your new picture!

Melanie Avila said...

Thanks Spy!

I already sent you an invite, lol. I'm uploading a ton of pictures right now but I'll check for you as soon as I'm done.

Zoe Winters said...

hehe I'm not on facebook but I need to be. It's on my to do list.

Spy, you're on twitter???? I'm zoewinters on twitter.

Melanie Avila said...

Can someone please explain, again, what Twitter is? I know it's fabulous and time saving and can get you out of jail, but what IS it?

Turkey Lurkey said...

Facebook junkie right here. I just contacted you. :)

Laurie Ashton said...

You're already my friend on FaceCrack - hoorah for you finding me. :D I'm also on LinkedIn, so we can be friends there, too. :)

Jes said...

I didn't think I was on Facebook, but apparently I am. Unfortunately, I haven't added a face, lol.

WendyCinNYC said...

I'm not on Facebook, but I'll be your friend anyway.

Melanie Avila said...

Look at all my friends!

Wendy, that's so sweet. :D

Zoe Winters said...

LMAO @ "and can get you out of jail" hahaha. Okay, basically it's like a livejournal but not. Instead of long posts and pictures and videos it's basically a "here's what i'm doing right this second" sort of thing.

Each post can be no more than 140 characters long. So you can twitter from your phone like texting, or from online itself. People can get twitter messages from their friends on their phone and you can reply directly back to people.

It's kind of neat. If you join, let me know.

Melanie Avila said...

Zoe, that does sound cool. I think if I were back in Chicago I'd be all over this but for now, I think blogging & facebook will have to do. I feel like such a lame-o - I don't have a cell phone.

colbymarshall said...

I want to be your facebook friend!

Melanie Avila said...

Colby, are you on there?

aaroncrocco said...

I am new to facebook and remembered this post from you. Friend invite sent! lol. Nothing like being 2 months late. :)