I became a Facebook convert because it put me back in touch with several people and it keeps me relatively current on the news. Like Megan had her baby yesterday – a girl that she named Lillian. I know because Erica posted it.
But you know what else it does? It keeps the good contact information. For example:
I have gone to Washington DC every month or so this entire year. When I am in town, I make every effort to meet my DC friend, Holly, for dinner. So I would e-mail her. I didn’t want to e-mail her at work for a personal thing, so I used an old personal address. It would take days. Days. For her to confirm. I message her on Facebook? Under 24 hours.
I had used Facebook to keep in touch with my friend Jodi in Milwaukee. But when she was in town last month and I didn’t have her cell phone number? She had kindly listed it on Facebook.
I was making plans with my local friend, also named Holly. Her e-mail address isn’t in my phone. The solution? Facbook message. I love Facebook message. Because everyone has Facebook messages sent to whatever e-mail address they check most often. Of course, she showed me up by sending a text message to my cell phone. Note: Holly also used Facebook Events to plan the last Ladies Night Out. I found it awesome, except a couple of us aren’t on Facebook, so she had to send some e-mails.
Bottom Line: There are lots of functions and different ways to keep in touch. Use them.