Earlier, I invited, basically, all of my facebook contacts to visit this blog. I am, in a way, testing to see what these social networking sites are actually viable for…if they are indeed indicators of real or imagined connection to others. True or fabricated friendship. Relationship because of convenience, or because of true interest.
If you are one of the people I invited…welcome. Feel free to keep reading. In fact, I would love to hear the reason you actually came to this link. And yes, I may end up using it in future posts or articles or radio pieces or podcasts…the funny thing is that many people to who followed this link here have no idea what I’ve been up to, or even that I do any of these things…yet we are facebook contacts.
Earlier tonight I was watching a “best of” episode of Steve Paikin on The Agenda (TVO) and the discussion was about social media. When I subsequently logged into facebook and saw 845 friends, I wanted to see what the deal was…
I have approximately 10-70 readers on this blog on any given day. But I supposedly have over 800 people who have chosen to be linked to me. For what? Do they want to know what I know? Do they want to read what I write? Are they being polite when they are faced with the friend request? It’s interested all of us, and I am simply using data, numbers, and responses to form my own opinion of this anomaly known as facebook in the ever-expanding world of social media.
I’m actually interested to see if my friend count goes DOWN after this stunt.