Tuesday saw the 10th anniversary of Facebook and I actually joined in 2007 which appears to have been the time that the majority of my friends did too. I remember that a friend and ex work colleague, Lyndsey, invited me to join and become her friend in January 2007. I accepted her invitation and set up a page and that was all I did as I had no idea what I was meant to do and ony having one friend I was…well..a billy no facebook mates! A few months passed and I recall that I saw a feature about facebook on This Morning and how it was the new big thing and I thought to myself that I had already joined but now maybe I should actually use it. I uploaded a photo of myself in June and installed some apps but no one I knew was using facebook still. It appears that by the end of the year I had about 6 ‘friends’ and I did post a few status’s in that time and had a little bit of interaction, and played that Conga game with people. But to be honest I dont think any of us knew what we were doing lol!!
After looking though my timeline on facebook, I started getting more involved from July when I started uploading photos from my days and nights out and it appears that 2007 was a busy year for me in terms of of my social life!
Then In August Kimberly, Elaine and I travelled to Belfast to attend Beth’s wedding
In October I went to Bristol with my friend Rita to see Mama Mia ti musical and I also saw Just Jack at Exeter university that month with some friends which involved lots of drinking and a stay in a youth hostel!
In November Jon and I went to Norway for the weekend as Jon spent some weekends over there in the early part of our relationship working for a snow rally school, so he took me to see what it was all about (and it was freezing cold!)
In December I saw Maroon 5 live and then Kimberly and I went to London to see Take That at the O2 although I have no photos of either night. Here is a photo of Jon and I on a night out just before Christmas.
Looking back I cannot believe how busy I was socially!! And how much my hair chnages in a short space of time!! I also think it is funny how social media unsavvy I was back then, and how it did not rule my life as much as it does now or my friends or indeed Jon, who is always on one of his social networks!!! Clearly back then my real life kept me out and about and busy pre mummyhood, whereas nowadays the opposite is true.
Who would have known then that Facebook would be as big as it is now and that it would open the door to Twitter and all the other social media avenues that we have available to us all! Crazy really.
When did you join facebook?
You can see my facebook video that facebook created for me here
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