I am now on Facebook.

A couple of folks have been chatting with me about Facebook in email and, while I’m still not sure I understand it, I decided to take the plunge and sign up. I was surprised to have one friend added almost immediately, fellow blogger Neil Turner, after the system figured out that I was friends with him because he’s in my Windows Live Messenger contact list. Neil must sit by his PC waiting for friend notifications or something.

So anyway, if you’re on Facebook and you want to add me as a friend you can now do so, though I’ll be honest and admit that my profile there will probably be ignored much the same way my Friendster profile and Last.fm profile currently are. I originally signed up for Facebook using my full name because it said to, but very few people outside my family know me by my full-including-middle name so I changed it back to just Les Jenkins.

What’s really sad is that my Friendster profile just got some much needed attention because I was there trying to look up how to link to it. I’ve updated my location from being in Canton (which I’m not anymore) to being in Ann Arbor (which I’m not actually there yet), changed the registered email address, and updated my current employment as I am no longer unemployed. I suppose if you wanted to add me as a friend on Friendster you can do so as well, but as I said it’s been ages since I last looked at it.

At this pace I’ll eventually have profiles on all the big social networking sites that I’ll gleefully ignore for years at a time. Try to collect them all!

3 thoughts on “I am now on Facebook.

  1. Well that was funny. I figured it might be easy to find you searching by “Les Jenkins”  but then the results were filled with tons of “Leslie Jenkins.” Then I figured it might be hard to find you among all the pages of peppy college girls, but your bald-headed bushy-bearded mug stuck out like a sore thumb.  tongue wink

  2. I don’t use them either, but I have them. Look at it this way, Les:

    By staking out your claim on those spaces, you are merely building the SEB brand. Think of it like buying all of the domain extensions on a given URL. It prevents brand dilution.

    And given the number of people who actually use those services, they might look for you there first. Consider it to be site advertising: set it up with the RSS feature so that it points at SEB and requires no actual input from you, and then by all means ignore it.

    F’rinstance: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=556254202

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