Facebooks: What do u think about them?

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1. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

I am suddenly getting emails from people I met when I was travelling recently and even some that I met a few years ago. They are inviting me to join their Facebooks.
Would it not be better if they joined a big travel site like this where there are lots of people to talk with. Surely there is not much action in a Facebook where everybody there met on a beach in Goa or whatever they have in common.

Do u like facebooks? Or do u prefer to join a big travel site such as TP and have a wider range of people to talk with.


2. Posted by kombizz (Full Member 1416 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

Oh well, I have seen so many of these sites, but I believe [snip] is the [snip].

[ Edit: Self promo links removed ]

3. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4138 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

Snip is the snip? What the hell are you talking about ?

4. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

kombizz just got a new haircut....

5. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

Quoting james

Snip is the snip? What the hell are you talking about ?

Himself. Was there really ever any question?

6. Posted by soupatrvlr (Respected Member 386 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

mel, i like facebook despite the whole conspiracy theory thing and the hype. its been an easy way for me to keep up with my friends and family around the world as well as people i've met along the way. it seems to be a lot easier to communicate with my niece in london or my nephews in joburg that aren't really doing too much traveling. i find its more of a social thing and its enabled me to reconnect with people i haven't heard from in years. if i want to talk about all things travel, i'll post on a forum here, or maybe just put my foot in my mouth! i don't really post travel pics on there, but i do put up pics from local events, ie. weddings, and things like that. i have posted a link on my profile to my TP profile if anyone wants to learn more about my travels.

7. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3549 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

Theres a travellerspoint group on face book and many familiar faces over there! Its good for poking!!

I met people in Vietnam and are now on each others face book - its a good way to share photos and keep in touch. I like facebook!

8. Posted by Peter (Admin 7228 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

I know TP seems massive sometimes, but really, in fairness Facebook is many, many, many times larger than our little community. They serve more of a general social function than us and you'll find a lot of non-travelling friends on there as well of course. I haven't seen many of my family from Holland on Facebook yet, but I think that's only a matter of time. It only took off in Australia earlier this year and now something like 10% of the population (and almost everyone I know) is on the site.

Naturally, once you do join, be sure to also become a member of the Travellerspoint group there ;)

9. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

It feels a bit wierd being a member of around 5 of them and then having to log in with the 5 usernames and passwords. And then more people will invite me to joint their facebooks and I will end up with 20 or more memberships. I really dont think I would be bothered to frequently visit all these little groups if I have to log in seperately to each. Maybe I will see something impressive about facebook some time and then want to use it more. :)

PS James, make Kombizz show us a photo of his new haircut. U are good at badgering people into doing things like that.;)

[ Edit: Edited on Nov 26, 2007, at 11:53 PM by Mel. ]

10. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

Mel, you shouldn't have to log into each of the groups on Facebook (assuming that's what you are referring to) separately. One login to get into FB and then you can visit all the groups from there. If you are a member of Facebook and have a Travellerspoint map, you could add our map app there too For those TP'ers keeping a blog it can also be imported into Facebook which works quite nicely (I do it and I think it helps keep some old friends more up to date).

What FB has done so well is integration with members contact lists. They actively encourage you to check your address book in gmail (for example) against existing FB members. Every time I've checked more of my old address books have signed up so I'll add them as a friend. It's kind of fun for keeping up with people that you used to know and have been lousy at keeping in touch with since they still get to see when you make updates/things happen etc. Like Australia, at least 10% of Norway seems to be a member of FB.

Then again, I know what you mean about all the different logins etc. I have hundreds across all kinds of sites and it's quite tricky remembering all the passwords. Of course I'm only really ever to be found on a handful of them too.

[ Edit: Edited on Nov 27, 2007, at 2:10 AM by Sam I Am ]