I’ve been on facebook since it first began. I think that’s like six or seven years now. I heard about this thing called facebook from a friend in CA, and figured I’d try it out.
I thought it was simple. I liked it. I started connecting with old friends and started making knew ones. I was always careful to manage the privacy settings. And I’m not much of a photographer so I rarely posted anything other than book covers.
But this new change in facebook is astounding. I’m getting e-mail notifications from status updates I never commented on or clicked “like.” And I’m not getting notifications from those on which I did comment and click “like.”
I’m not getting notifications about private messages, and I depend on these notifications because I connect with a lot of readers through private messages. I actually always preferred this to e-mails. For some reason it’s easier.
So until I figure out what’s going on over at facebook, don’t take it personally if it takes me a little longer to get back with private messages. I’m now just checking the messages twice daily, where I used to just see the e-mail, click on the thread, and answer right away.
I’m also over at google+ now, too. But, frankly, it’s just as complicated as facebook and I don’t really have the time to sit and figure it out. I don’t even know how to connect with people over there yet. I did figure out a way to “drag” names and add them to friend circles. But that’s about it.