Although I know we are not ALL on Facebook, there are a vast majority of us (65 million) who have turned to social networking for our chance to stay in touch with friends, new and old. Facebook started out as a way to do just that, but has quickly become much, much more. The possibilities are virtually limitless now, with applications that let you do everything from play a game of UNO to become a “virtual farmer” (see the highly addictive Farm Town). Are there too many distractions now? It really depends on who you are.
If you feel like Facebook has become a bit overwhelming or you are a little timid about beginning life on Facebook, maybe your time has come. Facebook is now launching a Lite version of the uber-popular social networking phenomenon.
This new, sugar free version is not available everywhere, but seems to be fully functional in the US and hides many of the distractions, like applications. I have only had a few minutes to test it out myself, but I am already impressed with the streamlined look and feel. Check it out for yourself at lite.facebook.com
And for those of you who are not sure about Facebook and what it has to offer, why hesitate? Your friends and family are more than likely using it every day. Wouldn’t it be great to stay in touch and up to date on the events of their lives? Don’t let age be your excuse. 102 year young Ivy Bean is the oldest user of Facebook and already has several of her own fan clubs. If Ivy can do it, you can too.