Facebook, you can’t fight it or kill it but you can hate it

Don’t lie, you might be on Facebook every waking minute but there are times when we all say “OMG IHY, LMA” which my students translate into “Oh my god, I hate you, leave me alone”. I have never really been that big of a fan of Facebook. I actually have nothing against Mark Z or his creation but sometimes the way “we” use it becomes a bit overwhelming.

My wife is a perfect example, because she uses Facebook as many of us do, as a way to connect with Friends and Family, sharing intimate details of our lives all documented with quotes, photos and videos. The problem is when we forget that not everyone we meet is a “friend”. We’ve all heard this before and we all know that our lives are open books that are on display at the local library that has a drive through which is on the way to work, etc…

Some part of me feels like dumping Facebook all together but the marketing/web guy in me knows how powerful of a tool it is. My dilema is whether to allow the world access to what my family and friends post about me or should I create two accounts one for close friends and family and another for the general public?

Now that I’m speaking and writing more I get more and more friend requests which I greatly appreciate and enjoy. However, while I’d love to hear about what you’re working on and connect professionally I’m not sure that I want to introduce you all to my son, home, and dogs…

What are your thoughts?