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I do believe that Facebook has ‘arrived.’ You can ‘friend’ someone AND ‘unfriend’ or ‘defriend’ someone. It says so right here.

As of a few days ago, I can even get my blog posts on my Facebook page as soon as I publish it. Ah, Vanity, meet Technology; Technology meet…oh, you’ve already met, I see. <g>

The Oxford Word of the Year 2009 was originally posted last November, but I can’t keep up with everything I see and hear even if I could take a 2-hour bubble bath every night! That’s right—the tub is where I make some headway in the catalogs, tech manuals, magazines, and assorted other print matter I accumulate. I fill the tub with deliciously hot bubbles (which are hampered by my combining them with skin softeners). A glass of wine, a stack of reading materials, post-it notes, pens, and extra paper…and I move in for at least an hour, reheating the water with fresh, steaming supplies from the tap.

Sometimes I even read books in the tub and get out all pruney and race to skitter under the covers, still damp, clutching the remainder of the book in my (mostly) dry hand. I know how hard it is for me to put a book down once started, so I try not to start one in the evening, which is my usual ‘tub time.’ Reading may be restful, but I need *some* actual sleep at night to survive the next day. (Even so, I amaze myself at how little I can get by on when absolutely necessary—but it’s not pretty.)

And that is without even trying! I was not even on *my* Facebook most of the time, but attempting to assist mother in getting set up.

The joke is that I do not regularly update my Facebook account. Like many of the online accounts I have, I joined to appease the pressing entreaties of my DSis who was enamored of Facebook.

DSis also got me onto PhotoBlog, MySpace, and WebShots. Those accounts languish in the dust mostly, although she does occasionally update her PhotoBlog.

I started today in Facebook and throughout the day struggled to restore mother’s password, create an offline visual reference for her, upload a picture or two, and encourage her to spend time playing in the many areas available to expand family and friend connections.

She was flabbergasted at how many people she knew were already on Facebook. She was amazed at how I could chat with family members also online.

She may be hooked.

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