In response to David Giesberg.
How have I used Facebook so far?
- Reconnected with old friends.
- Bringing some to Facebook
- Noticing some mutual friends.
- Made some new contacts.
- Through mutual acquaintances and foafs.
- Through random circumstances.
- Thought about social networks from an ethnographic perspective.
- Discussed social networks in educational context.
- Blogged about online forms of social networking.
- Sent messages to contacts in a relatively unintrusive way (less “pushy” than regular email).
- Used “wall posts” to have short, public conversations about diverse items.
- Micro-/nanoblogged, social-bookmarked:
- Shared content (links, videos…) with contacts.
- Found and discussed shared items.
- Used my “status update” to keep contacts updated on recent developments on my life (something I rarely do in my blogposts).
- Managed something of a public persona.
- Maintained a semi-public profile.
- Gained some social capital.
- Found an alternative to Linkup/Upcoming/MeetUp/GCal?
- Kept track of several events.
- Organized a few events.
- Had some aimless fun:
- Teased people through their walls.
- Answered a few quizzes.
- Played a few games.
- Discovered bands through contacts who “became fans” of them (I don’t use iLike).