The thing about living in another country is the fact that I do not just happen to run into anyone that I went to high school/worked/partied/studied with. Well, it is theoretically possible, but much less likely than when I go to the gas station in my hometown. This means that if I want to maintain or re-establish contact with anyone, I have to track them down with the internet. And how do we do that in modern times? That’s right…we use Facebook. I had a Facebook account about 8 years ago. However, I started freaking out about private companies (yes, private companies…the NSA ain’t got nothing on Facebook/Google) tracking me and knowing things about me. That and my biological father with whom I have absolutely no contact with started contacting me. I decided it was better to deactivate the account. Wellll, as it turns out…my account was not deactivated and about 6 months ago I started getting emails from Facebook telling me things about other people (this person updated their status, this person posted a new photo, etc.). Curiosity got the best of me and I sneaked a peak.
Now, I am seriously considering rejoining the Facebook world. This is especially true as I attempt to integrate myself into the Berlin social scene. I also happen to be going home next week for Christmas (yay me!!!) for a few weeks and it might be interesting to talk with some old friends and see what they are up to. So, I am torn. Like really torn. As such, I would like to know your opinions:
Do you have Facebook (and actually use it)? Is it worth it or is it a monumental waste of your time? What would you do in my situation?