Now after all this time, I really am happy to report that I have experienced good things with Facebook. I also have learned how to get rid of posts that I do not want to receive or I find negative in some way. And the best part, I have reconnected with friends from all over the country. I even have a “friend” in Australia.
One of the most wonderful friends I have made is a person whom I have never met. She lives in California, and loves so much of what I do, i.e. classical music, animals, flowers, nature, England, and reading, etc. Even our political views are the same. I do not remember when we became friends or how, but this alone makes joining Facebook worthwhile. I know there is someone out there that mirrors my likes and dislikes, and reaffirms who I am. And she used to be a stranger.
But additionally, I have become reacquainted with people I knew over 50 years ago. Some were just names when I was in high school – it was a very large school. But I have also reconnected with friends I had in high school, and due to my many moves, I had lost contact with them. It is wonderful to see and communicate with them again – I have never gone to a reunion (all those moves prevented it) so it is nice to be "friends" with them, now.
And finally, I have found sites that provide all kinds of interesting information; many that give tips on survival in today’s world. I think Facebook is what you make of it. I am very glad I signed up. I look forward to a lot of “fun” in the future.