Mosaic + Facebook

  • Shane Adkisson
  • Sep 29, 2008

Mosaic is now on Facebook.  We're just beginning to network and develop our presence.

Personally, I'm a Facebook idiot, but someone convinced me that we should try this and we started it up.  She even dragged me into it personally!  Now I've got this great new way to spend all my time!

Seriously, it's pretty cool.  I'm connecting with people that I normally wouldn't and haven't for a long time.

I must admit though, there are some unique dynamics to this online community.  Here's the ones that bug me the most:

1.  How about the people who send you friend requests?!  (If you're reading this and wondering, "Is he talking about me?"  No, not you, surely not you! :)  People you went to college with but never spoke even two words, people who were at a party you went to as you graduated High School, the kid who sat next to you in 3rd grade and witnessed you throw at rock "at that Chris kid" but you don't even remember him or "that Chris kid". . . they find you and send you friend requests.  Crazy.

2.  When you get friend requests . . . there's like this new unique social pressure.  Are you going to add them or not?  "Ignore" sounds so harsh.  I've brought this up to some people and they freak out like they're "glad someone finally said it!"  It appears they've had this emotional eruption needing to happen due to the pressure that's built!

3.  How about the relationship phenomenon.  It's not official until it's on Facebook.  What did we do before Facebook?  And if people are together and they don't say so on Facebook, do other singles see them as "still on the market" and not official?  I really don't know.  "If she doesn't have a ring, she's not engaged."  Is the dating equivalent, "If they're not in a relationship on Facebook they're not in a relationship?"  It sounds a lot like the age old question, "if a tree falls in the woods and . . . "  There's even this whole "Facebook stalking" thing going on.  Where like a former bf or gf tries to get connected to the bf or gf's new bf or gf.  It's confusing to write, but "all the kids are talking about it" and I bet you know what I mean.

Like I said, one of my friends saw the benefit of Facebook and convinced me but I'm a Facebook idiot and some of my friends would probably admit to being Facebook challenged so we found someone who "gets it" to "make it happen" for Mosaic!  So she's taking the reigns from here.

So, you'll see us getting better with "how" and "what" we're communicating. 

We'd love for you to connect with us and help us spread the word! 

Search for our organization page and add up as a friend!