[quote="pnewton, post:10, topic:243763"]
I would link like that, but I do not think it could work. I mean, how would we help on each others farm? :D Okay, I admit, I do both farms.
If my hubby got facebook more he'd help my farm...but alas he's one of those who got a facebook and never uses it!!! Sigh...just have to help myself! :thumbsup:
I see a lot of benefits to facebook if used responsibly. A lot of my family and friends lives out-of-state so it allows me to keep up with them easier. I post a lot of pictures of our adventures online for them. We just moved and I've been posting pics of our apartment to get decorating ideas from friends and family. Pictures have helped my immediate family in particular feel more involved (mom is going crazy looking at decorating ideas now! LOL) as a visual pictures lets them know we still care about keeping them in the loop.
As for keeping friends from previous relationships I am not friends with either of my two relationships before DH on facebook mainly because I didn't want them to "stalk" online and reminisce on what could have been as I was the one who broke off the relationships. I've gone as far as to block them on my own choice. That may be extreme, but with one in particular it was necessary to create that distance. DH was able to remain friends with a previous relationship which I've never had a concern about but I think the decision should be individual for everyone and every marriage. :shrug:
It is very easy to stalk people and learn everything about them on facebook which is why everyone needs to keep privacy in mind when online. I only keep a small list of friends for that reason (about 150). I did not friend the random people I only had one class with in college, high school acquaintances, or co-workers I'd known for 2 weeks but rather have only friended people I trust (high school youth group and college church friends, close friends from high school/college, current friends, etc). I keep my privacy settings very high and only allow non-friends to see the bare minimum and I am constantly checking facebook to see when they introduce some new measure that might affect my privacy.
I know this is off topic but my pet peeve is friends who share too much about their marriage online. I have one friend in particular who will leave status updates about their fights. I think since facebook leaves no room for anonymity it could potentially create a false understanding of one's marriage by sharing too much. I don't want to create a negative idea in the minds of my friends or family as to who my husband is or for him to create a false understanding for others as to who I am. This also extends to personal matters like TTC, pregnancy, illness, finances, etc. I think both parties should be in agreement as to where the TMI line is when sharing on facebook regarding personal matters. ;)