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A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life
I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe, –that unless I believed, I should not understand.-- St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)

Monday, February 18, 2013

Facebook and Lenten Discipline... Maybe Not

Craig Adams posts on why he is not giving up Facebook for Lent:
The reason I remain active on Facebook is because so many people have figured out how to use it. It's a good way to find people you've lost track of, to keep in touch with friends who now live at a distance, and so forth. It's a craze-- like email itself once was.

This year, about 41% of those who come to this site come here directly. And, I appreciate those who have bookmarked the site or put it in their RSS feed.

About 34% are referred from another site. Most of this referral traffic comes from Facebook — that's putting it mildly. I should say: the vast majority.

I think there are some legitimate privacy concerns about Facebook which may influence its future usability. These don't currently affect me (or at least I think they don't) so it doesn't matter to me personally. But, if some other social network becomes more desirable and usable for people — I'll switch my attention over to that one. All I'm saying is that there is no evidence of that happening anytime soon.

I can't afford to give time to a social network that is not actually working for me. There are other things to do in life besides being on the Internet anyway.

I have absolutely no loyalty to Facebook. It's just working for me, that's all.

And, that’s why I won’t be giving up Facebook for Lent.
Craig's entire post can be read here.


Craig L. Adams said...

Thanks for the link, Allan.

Allan Bevere said...

You are welcome, Craig... You are one mover and shaker in the Methoblogosphere!