What Does Facebook Mean To You?

I’m a huge user of Facebook… someone even told me today it’s actually called “Crackbook” as the addictive nature of Facebook. I’m not sure I am addicted but I see it’s value.

I had a friend contact me this morning telling me that I will need to be deleted as a friend if I don’t get the video under control. This friend has said this before and I disengaged the You Tube Link that is automatically uploading to my Facebook Page when a video has been uploaded. Originally, in the beginning, when ever I did anything on You Tube… it was sending those updates to Facebook. “I Rated A Video” I liked a Video” “I favourited A Video”! I can see that be annoying and so I realized pretty quickly to disengage those updates from broadcasting on You Tube and on Facebook.

I stopped You Tube for nearly 6 months, but then I started looking at my friendship list and realizing that the majority of my friendships formed are from Mikeyssmail who are fans. So I started You Tube back up. I’ve not been uploading videos heavily for a long time. Until recently where I formed a new found relationship with AllFreeCrochet. With a contract in place to produce videos… I am producing videos on a frequent level. I usually Film on Wed or Thursday for AllFreeCrochet making 2 Days a heavy upload day for You Tube.

This friend was great and still is a friend… but I did suggest this moring he should delete me. I can’t see it getting any better. Here’s the truth… my love for crochet and crafting projects don’t fancy him at all. Just like his Nascar doesn’t fancy me… but that’s who he is. The truth is as well… there are so many “friends” whose updates appear on my home page that are playing applications that within 1 hour, 300+ Updates Are Being Made. I miss a lot of what is happening with people as a result of it.

I look at Facebook as a networking tool. Not a friendship application. I see it as a way for “LIKE MINDED” people to find each other and run with it. I counted off my Facebook tonight. Of the 130 people who are friends with me. I only know 6 of them. I had 160 friends last year but got upset about an issue and I deleted EVERYONE and restarted my list over. I felt a huge purging had to happen. I was hearing too much of what my former partner was up to… so I deleted key people who were voicing information from what he was saying to me.

So while Facebook is used to maintain friendships… for me… it’s a networking opportunity to have creative individuals who are outspoken to share ideas and enthusiasm for Crochet and Looming Projects like I do. If anyone has looked at my Personal Profile, I’ve not updated anything… they are just merely the uploading updates from You Tube.

It’s been suggested to have a Fake Facebook Profile that only friends have access to me through that way. With so many profiles with all the video companies, profiles on networking building crafting sites, 5 email addresses, and accounts all over the place to maintain Mikeyssmail. I find I don’t have time to stay on top of everything. Considering I am not using Facebook as a friendship builder on my own personal Facebook… I certainly use MIKEYSSMAIL on Facebook immensley to pass along ideas and create.

I think viewers who are hard core who want to be a personal profile friend, I think they get dissappointed as there is nothing really there to gawk at. I figured MIKEYSSMAIL FAN PAGE says it all!

Just some thoughts… what’s your purpose of Facebook and what is important to  you on Faceobok?



About Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

I am Mikey, owner of The Crochet Crowd Blog. I'm a 'hooker' at heart with the passion to crochet. I am from Ontario Canada and teach how to crochet online through YouTube Video Tutorials. From a simple idea and being at the right place and time in my life back in 2008, the concept of The Crochet Crowd was developed. I'm here to hook and share. Come follow my crochet journey and share yours with comments here and you are most welcome to share your creativity within our Facebook page.
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