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Monday, December 26, 2011

When Facebook can be good.

Oh Facebook, I just can't decide to love you or hate you.

Facebook can be too much for me sometimes. It's a lot of garbage, gossip, and a whole lot of things I don't want to know about. I mean really, some of the stuff people post on there is outrageous and crosses the line. I've deleted my page in the past, but then later made a new one to continue to connect with the people I do want to connect with. But the magic of Facebook is that those select few only stay a "few" for like three hours before the whole technology of it takes over. I will admit I am amazed by  that. 

Sometimes it's wonderful to connect with someone you may not otherwise had the chance to without FB, and other times, well...notsomuch. But, just when I thought I'd had enough and told hubs I was going to delete my personal page. Facebook gets it right, and I realize our society isn't just a bunch of trash talking losers. 

So here's to Facebook-when Facebook can be good! 

This conversation really made me smile. Read on. There were many many many more responses offering to help this family in need. So many that I could not figure out how to get the whole convo in a screen shot. But you get the idea. Good people, using FB for something good. LOVE! A family was richly blessed this Christmas through Facebook. I think that's awesome!

Here's just a few of the items that were collected. It's nice to know that people can still come together to help those in need. That's what Christmas is really about. The giving, not the getting. 


4 Comments:

At December 26, 2011 at 9:09 AM , Blogger christina said...

that's SO beautiful- and what Christmas is really about (like you said)! :) thanks for sharing.

 
At December 26, 2011 at 12:44 PM , Blogger Adrienne said...

Wonder the same about FB all the time. As with most things, it's not really the 'thing' in and of itself, but how people choose to use or relate to it. Having a 24 and 21 year old, and raising them as they learned about/figured out all this technology before me...I had to remind myself of that all the time. This is a great example of finding the good!

 
At December 27, 2011 at 10:11 AM , Blogger Di said...

Let me know if they still need anything. I am clearing out Jellybean's stuff to make room for new and I have things I can donate.

 
At December 27, 2011 at 5:58 PM , Blogger Karen Greenberg said...

This post put tears in my eyes. Facebook CAN be good, especially for things like this. Like you, I have deleted my page (more than once) and keep coming back to Facebook.

 

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