Taylor, a couple of his Miami friends and pondering Facebook

Posted By on April 1, 2011

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I thought I had posted a photo of Taylor and his friends heading to their college fraternity formal last year (2010), but I must have sent it only to FacebookI was probably thinking it was a better way to maintain privacy between just “friends and family?” I’m changing my mind this year, unless I hear an objection or some good argument against posting photos of 20 year old college student on my blog … hmm, now that I think about it, I posted their photos when they were in high school? Anyway the gang borrowing the Honda Pilot and are heading south to Gatlinburg Tennessee for their 2011 SigEp Formal this weekend. Have a good time … but not too good.

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Thinking out-loud about Facebook

Ever since my kids set up their Facebook accounts in high school, I’ve limited myself to participating on that particular social networking site. Perhaps it has something to do with the privacy and independence that I desired when I was in high school and college, or maybe it’s just that I don’t want to know everything … I have enough to worry about. Then when I was just starting to come around to social networking and the thought of utilizing Facebook a bit more, the privacy issue arose and several of the tech gurus and friends I know began to deactivate their accounts … so I put Facebook on hold again.

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Back to the question: should I start using Facebook more to connect with friends and family? My two children don’t seem to mind sharing their social life with me (nor do many of my nieces and nephews), in fact several of my children’s’ friends have even asked to connect with me (I’ve known some of them most of their lives). To their credit, I don’t know if I would have done the same with my parents or their friends “back in the day?”

Hmm if I decide to post a bit more on Facebook … now how should I consolidate my Facebook accounts?

  1. facebook.com/richc.us <= sort of my current main account
  2. facebook.com/rdcorbett
  3. facebook.com/richcorbett.us

Random … or “desultory” thought:

Seeing my son with his roommate and “little” had me remembering my college roommates. Hmm, about the only photo I have handy as I type this is of my undergrad roommate Jerry Moody a couple years after college a day or so before he married Pam (one of my wife’s roommates, by the way). Doesn’t he look happy spending the day sailing with me? Looking back on it, this was probably not the kind of ‘upset stomach’ that he should have had before getting married.
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Comments

Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.