Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Class Photo

I am on Facebook.

I've been on Facebook for a few years now. I was first introduced to it when I was doing a lot of internet marketing. I was told to get on Facebook, twitter, Second Life, and several other million places. I never got into Second Life. I enjoy twitter, but rarely update it. I mostly look at it and read what others are doing.

Facebook on the other hand has gotten to be a lot of fun the past month or so. I started a Facebook page for my High School graduating class. For quite some time I was about the only member. I think we had over 350 in our graduating class, so having just two or three members was kind of a joke.

and I started it.

I thought it was going to be a great idea and it wasn't looking that way.


Then all of a sudden people started popping up. One person was telling another person and then they would tell three or four others and my list of friends was no longer people I'd never met before, but they were real life people I'd met, hung out with - or more likely - they were forced to have me as a classmate. I was adding people as fast as Dianne was finding them.

Dianne is a former classmate who has a knack for finding classmates. I just keep searching her friends list to find people I know, too. I found a whole bunch of people on my own today, I was so proud. Dianne was close behind me in added them as friends, so I know she's combing my friends list, too!

So my High School Facebook page is closing in on about 35 members. We've nearly doubled in two weeks. I'm so excited. However, no one is talking in the group page - which is fine -they are updating their profiles, loading in pictures and doing a lot of one on one talking. We are all having fun - but still, I wanted some group discussions.

So I posted the class photos of my 2nd, 3rd & 4th grade classes.

Now that has started some talking!

I mean, who could resist talking about these tiny faces! We are just so cute. I'm in this photo. :)

My kindergarten photo is the top photo. It is my favorite school picture ever.

My grandmother had the large size - what would that be? 8 x 10? Well, she had it in this huge frame and it was on her wall in the living room for as long as I can remember. I now have the photo that was my grandmothers. I really need to get it hung on the wall since it makes me smile.

The class photos started some conversations, but mostly we all got some laughs. It was a good idea.

We have our 25th reunion coming up in 09. No one seems to know who is in charge of it. My hope is that whoever is in charge of it will get on Facebook soon and let us all know!

If you haven't tried Facebook, go ahead and do it. You don't have to check in every day - or even every week. But I reconnected with my best friend from High School and that by far was the best day since I joined. I'd missed her...and now I've got a new way to connect with her.

Can you figure out which kid is me in the class photo?

Have a Wonderful New Year!


Leigh said...

Oh, that is great! LOve that!

Incidentally, another blogger did a similar post-she is on my blog as Life in the Psych Ward.

And I am on facebook. Look me up. I am Bratina. See you there.

Kirby3131 said...

I've looked you up and added you :)

Terri said...

I just started on facebook a few weeks ago myself because of an impending (doom) 20 year reunion this year! Uggh, makes me feel old but so far I do like Facebook.