Students often tell me that Facebook is a distraction to their studies and their faith. I agree. It is easy to get sucked into a world of clicking through profiles, photo’s, groups, interesting fan pages. The hours spent on facebook certainly can be detrimental to ones study habits, not to mention real live socializing. Some students have even decided to stop using facebook for a week. One student decided to close his account. Kudos to them!
In my work, facebook is nearly a requirement. There are some students that I can’t get in touch with unless I facebook them. Then as if by magic I receive a response within minutes. I recently posted the announcement of our son’s birth on facebook. Over the next few hours and days I had hundreds of messages to sort through of congratulations! It was a lot of fun. It demonstrated the power of facebook.
All of this got me thinking. Read more