A lot of times I hear criticism of Facebook, that it's just a way to keep tabs on people that you don't really want to be in touch with, or that it's a way to "creep" other people. Let's be honest, the main purpose of Facebook is to be social, that's why it's called "Social Networking." But there are a lot of positive things as well. For instance, I use Facebook to promote this blog, and a huge part of my traffic comes through there, so it's a great tool for me.
But in the last couple of months, I've found another purpose for Facebook.
This is my Uncle David. He's 24 years old (yes, he's younger than me), and he left for Afghanistan in early April and has been there about 2 months now. Aside from the occasional email from him, I have no contact with him, obviously. But every once in a while, in odd hours...I see him online on Facebook, and I get to chat with him as if he was only a few hours away...as if he was home. Just tonight we got to spend about an hour online.
Tell me again that Facebook is a waste of time. I dare you.
And keep my Uncle David in your thoughts.