Saturday, April 12, 2008

Blogging vs. Facebook

I have questions. Maybe you have answers.

So to resolve my questions, I want you to complete one of the following sentences in the comments section:

I prefer Facebook to Blogging because_________, or…
I prefer Blogging to Facebook because_________.

…or maybe you can tell me why you think other people prefer whichever of the two they prefer.

14 comments:

Pauline said...

I much prefer blogging to Facebook (I'm on the latter only because one of my children invited me to join). A blog is a different place altogether, where one can post all manner of writing, reflection, and art with the expectation of measured feedback. Facebook, on the other hand is more a meeting place for the short statement, game playing, and keeping up with what one is doing - it's like long conversation vs quick, hey-how-are-you-gotta-run greetings.

Matty said...

Same here...I prefer blogging. I've been invited by so many to Facebook...but I find it more geared to the younger crowd. Writing on someone's wall, throwing food, giving stuffies to people...posting tons of pics...is just not my style.

Joy Des Jardins said...

I prefer Blogging too Roberta. I've been invited a few times, but I just didn't want to get involved in another social network right now. I don't think I'll join Facebook, but it has it's pluses. Two of my daughters are on it and they have been enjoying hearing from many, many old friends from high school and college. I think it's basically geared to the younger crowd too. But there is something very heartwarming about reconnecting with old friends like that...no matter what age you are. Who knows, maybe one day it will appeal to me more....when I don't already spend most of my days on the internet one way or another.

brad4d said...

I remain ignorant of Facebook, I view that as "equals seeking individuals" where as I expose my individuality to see if equals are inspired. My care for others is not desire but open to suggestion. My blog is a journal I can't lose & can print from at an time, anywhere. The link, WEB us/ing US, illustrates my belief in feeding collective consciousness with each awareness, personal or exposed.

Roberta S said...

pauline, I have been asking around and I have to say your comment is the clearest explanation I've come across so far.

Roberta S said...

I have had invitations too, Matty. But if that is how people carry on, glad you warned me. I won't be going there. (chuckle)

Roberta S said...

joy, thanks for joining the discussion. You make good points that might draw people that want to reconnect with old friends. But as for me, I like the friends right here real fine.

Roberta S said...

brad4d. I insist you stay where you are and keep inspiring.

jim said...

I actually think facebook is more for disconnected surface material and speaking.

joared said...

I prefer blogging to Facebook, primarily because I prefer to limit how many places I visit on the Internet. Right now that's blogs, as often have a difficult time visiting all of those to which I like to go.

Roberta S said...

jim, I never thought of it that way, but obviously you are right. I often write about things that would never probably surface in a sidewalk or grocery store conversation. That's where surface conversing takes place often to my chagrin.

Roberta S said...

joared, I'm with you there. I don't visit other blogs as much as I want to either. But I'm doing much better with high-speed connection which I have only had for one month. It's nice to be able to sail around so quickly rather than playing the waiting game.

Dick said...

I have Facebook and it's useful for contact with lost friends and acquaintances (some of my ex-pupils have got in touch via FB). But I tend to the judgement that, by and large, blogging is for grownups and Facebook isn't.

Roberta S said...

So dick, I have to ask (in a teasing way) --- social stratification in of all places - The World Wide Web? Wasn't it supposed to break all barriers of human conversation?

But you are right of course. I'm pretty sure there's no teeny-boppers reading this blog.