What I Love About Facebook

Facebook has come into our lives fast and furious. For some it has become an obsession, posting every little thought that comes into our heads, including TMI (too much information) ummm…. we really didn’t need to know the results of your colonoscopy, but thanks for sharing, to promoting our creative endeavors, to reconnecting with old friends.

I am one of the people that do the latter two. I have a lot going on creatively with my writing, speaking and TV and radio appearances, and it is fun to share and get support and feedback. But I think the most fun has been reconnecting with old friends that without the Internet ad especially facebook, would have remained a distant memory. I have reconnected with kids from the neighborhood in Federal Way, Wa. that I grew up with, old school mates, and even relatives that I had lost touch with.

When I was 16 I lived in Tehran with my family when my father took a job with a communications company. It was the best time of my life. I loved Tehran, the people were so inviting and warm, the food was amazing, the hustle and bustle of the city was energizing, and the scenery so different from anything I had ever seen in the small town I grew up in.

When the revolution was in full swing, we had to go home to the states. I kept in touch with a few school friends through letters, but shortly after, we all lost touch, until facebook! I have been reunited with some amazing friends from TAS (Tehran American School) and it has been a joy to chat on our facebook group page and share memories and photographs with each other.

Here is a photo of me hamming it up on the school steps, 1978.

Of course I snagged myself a cute boyfriend right away!

What do you love about facebook? What is your favorite and least favorite thing about it?