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He's Just Nutty

Facebook is the new cigarettes

Up at 8,200′ i can think in ways i never can when in the midst of the hustle and bustle.

Know someone who smokes?

How many times a day do they smoke a cigarette?

How long does each cigarette take to smoke?

How much does a smoker’s health improve after each cigarette?

Now think about how many times someone you know checks Facebook.

How many times?

How long does each look at their status updates take?

Do you see where this post is going?

The reason i quit personal Facebook is the same reason i quit smoking – it wasn’t good for me.

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Completely Different?

Did you post on Facebook that you voted?

Hey look at me, i sent a thank you package to someone. Aren’t i great? See how weird this is? i don’t need to share this because people know i consistently do this stuff.

Did you post on Facebook that you voted?

All of those “I voted” photos strike me as weird.

What is the point?

In America, the adult expectation is that you vote. Why would anyone have to state the obvious?

Think about it.

No smart, free person would not vote.

So now is it an expectation that you post “I voted” pics?

And what if you don’t post a photo?

(gasp, he didn’t vote, is that our new worry?)

This is how herd-mentality starts.

.think .differently

Ps. My belief is this: if your reputation for personal responsibility is solid, everyone will know you voted – because they’d never believe you didn’t vote.

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Fanatical

Just before i deactivated my personal Facebook account

Family at Walt Disney World
Family often get only the crumbs of our time and our attention.

 

 

You should DEACTIVATE Facebook, the voice in his head repeated….

Why?

Family often get only the crumbs of our time and our attention.

A few months ago, just before i deactivated my personal Facebook account, i had an epiphany.

Rather than quit, what about starting over?

Just Family.

And maybe a handful of people i’ve known for 35-50 years who are not family.

To illustrate how desperate i was to fix what was bothering me (not being able to keep up) i don’t have a single Disney colleague on FB.

From over 400 connections to less than 60.

Now i’m able read everyone’s updates, everyday.

The 360 connections that are gone – everyone of them is still my friend, and always will be.

Plus, if you really think about it, Facebook doesn’t define who our friends are, we do.

PS. In the 100+ days since i said i was able to keep up, i’ve found the “victory” hasn’t lasted. i remain challenged to keep up. But at least it feels less overwhelming – i’ll take that.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

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Carving Out A Life

Facebook home

Disney Customer Service Keynote Speaker jeff noel
Does your audience care about what you have to say? Can you tailor it to different groups?

 

Facebook home, aka Facebook personal habits (organization).

Do we really understand how Facebook works?

Do we understand how to manage our settings?

Do we know which people in our connections list want to hear what messages? Do our work friends want to hear about our children, or recipes, our jokes, or the news we feel compelled to share?

Do our lifelong friends want to hear about our work? Do they want to see us marketing our product(s) if we have them?

Do we know how to distribute updates specifically to those people?

Are we discerning when it comes to “Liking” Facebook Pages? Are we intentional or emotional in doing this and do we have so many that we cannot keep up? Are there so many that it fogs our focus on our family and friends?

Do we want to tell the world when we are gone from our home, or when we are home alone? Or would an email, phone call or private FB message be a better choice?

If Facebook went away, do we have a plan B for staying connected? It could happen.

 

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One Question A Day?

Are we technically not friends?

High School football game
i’m friend’s with our Son’s English teacher (left, gray shirt), but we will never connect on FB.

 

Facebook, in my opinion, has created a false definition of Friend. Just needed to say that.

i’m imagining all the people who are my friends but for whatever reason, we’ve not connected on Facebook, does that mean technically we aren’t friends?

Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet. – Abraham Lincoln

 

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