posted on Oct, 1 2013 @ 11:33 AM
I was one of those who refused to get a FB but when it became the only way to have instant contact with my husband I kind of had to give in. I
honestly don't care what FB sees or whoever monitors it because it's not anything I wouldn't say to their face or elsewhere, same with what is
posted here. You are never truly anonymous online.
I do keep my page private and yes I know that doesn't mean it's 100% private but it is enough for me. I don't add "Friends" to have a high
number. I either personally know all my friends on FB or I know them from ATS lol.
Now why I like FB.
1. Found a long lost friend who I had lost contact with for almost 6yrs. We have been in contact ever since. I found her husband who turned out to be
her ex husband, last i knew they were still married. Well he contacted her and let her know i was looking for her. She called me that night! I am so
glad to have her back in my life even if she isn't in the same state. I can talk to her anytime i want.
2. Keeping in touch with family I wouldn't other wise talk with on a regular basis. I have a big family and FB makes it easy to stay in touch with
all of them and it also makes it easier for both our families to see pics of our son or hear about his progress and things he has learned. Sure you
could call these people but when would I have time to call about 15 different aunts and uncles, and then various cousins and grandparents?! FB is
great for that kind of communication. It also makes it easy to set up times to visit.
3. I love the swip swap type groups. I made a thread on it a while back even. It's like thrift shopping online. You post in your local group what is
for sale and you set up a meeting time and place with the person you purchased the item from. I've bought a lot of things for my son this way. It's
not as easy as it use to be to just go thrift store shopping with him around. I can even go to these groups and post what i"m looking for and have
people get back to me if they have it or know someone who does have it.
4. CUSTOMER SERVICE!! You want to get help from a company like ATT or any other company for that matter? GO to their FB and post there, they are VERY
quick to respond. It is amazing how much better the customer service is when you blast them on their FB page for their problems. They are oh so
willing to help you!! I use it all the time now instead of calling someone and getting a person overseas. Using their FB you get a person from that
company who actually helps you.
***For example. Yesterday I tried to use my iPhone on MetroPCS, they now allow iPhones. Well I had it unlocked like they said to do and paid to have
it done. I even bought a new SIM card for it. Well I did everything the instructions said and when they went to activate it it would NOT WORK. They
had no idea why so I just said forget it I'll just keep my current Metro phone and wait til they sell iPhones or wait til their actual stores can
activate them in house. I go to use my current Metro phone and it does NOT WORK! Long story short this started at 11:30am yesterday and ended TODAY at
about the same time. It took 24hrs and me having to change my number to get my original phone working. They still have no idea why it wouldn't work
nor what happened. I had to buy Skype credits to call them and was on the phone an HOUR with them this morning when I found out I couldnt take
incoming calls and my 4g wasn't working. Last night i could make calls I just didn't know i couldn't receive them. So 24hrs later they fixed it and
this all started with me going to their website on FB and posting a not so nice message. I had called CS so many times and got disconnected, people
who couldn't speak English or they didn't know what they were doing. I was literally in tears at one point because I was so frustrated. After all
this though I don't have a phone bill for TWO MONTHS! They gave me so much credit which in a way made changing my number worth it lol...
So what i"m saying is I never would have gotten this far with Customer Service. I tried!! They are very quick to respond on FB. I had ATT charging me
for MONTHS for a home phone i Did not have yet when I called they wouldnt do anything and insisted I had a phone, which I didn't. I went to their FB
page and got help INSTANTLY! They fixed the account and i never got another collection call or letter from ATT saying i owed them 300 bucks for a
phone line I didn't have!
Again..FB seems to be the "go to" place for Customer Service grievances. I have found that calling just doesnt work anymore esp with all the
5. Book clubs!! I am part of a monthly book swap for moms. We swap books on our state or country with other moms so their kids can learn about new
places. I think it's great and Liam will have all these books on various states and countries!
Those are some of the reasons I actually LIKE FB. Sure there are things I hate about it like the "Stalker Feed," if you have FB you KNOW what I'm
talking about. I hide it because I don't care to see or know what my friends are posting to their friends or other pages, it's actually none of my
So if you have FB what do you LIKE about it..
This thread is NOT for the "FB is a government data mining agency" crap. I know this already and could careless at this point.