I have resisted until now setting up a Facebook account; that is, until a good friend and colleague invited me to join.  I finally took the plunge and set up an account.  I had been resisting because I didn’t want to set up yet another account that I would briefly use and forget.  How many are out there that have remnants of my online presence?  MySpace, Second Life, ClassmatesCyworld, Friendster, you name it.  I’ve tried them all and never really went back.  This is about the only online presence I still maintain (well, sort of).  How many of these social networking sites have you joined?  Do you still maintain them?  I have to admit, Facebook seems to make it easier to network than other sites, but at what point will Facebook also face declining popularity?  At this point I feel like the last person in the world to join Facebook.  But will it last, or will it go the way of Tribe.net?  Today’s Facebook may be tomorrow’s MySpace.  Or even worse, tomorrow’s America Online!
 

Books by MG EdwardsMG Edwards is a writer of books and stories in the thriller and science fiction-fantasy genres. He also writes travel adventures and children’s books. A former U.S. diplomat, he served in South Korea, Paraguay, and Zambia before leaving the Foreign Service to write full time.

Edwards is author of six books. His memoir, Kilimanjaro: One Man’s Quest to Go Over the Hill, was finalist for the Book of the Year Award and the Global eBook Award. He has published four children’s picture books in the World Adventurers for Kids Series: Alexander the Salamander; Ellie the Elephant; Zoe the Zebra; and a collection featuring all three stories. His book Real Dreams: Thirty Years of Short Stories is an anthology of 15 short stories.

Edwards lives in Taipei, Taiwan with his wife Jing and son Alex. He has also lived in Austria, Singapore and Thailand. For more books or stories by M.G. Edwards, visit his web site at www.mgedwards.com or contact him by e-mail at me@mgedwards.com or on Twitter @m_g_edwards.

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  1. Bob's Gravatar Bob
    June 17, 2008    

    Hey Mikey,
     
    Long time no write – sorry!  Mzia had a death in the family in Georgia, which made for some rough times.  Apologies for the unanswered emails and untaken bait on the yahoo group.
     
    I am not on facebook either.  I only grudgingly have a myspace page, no pics or personal information, because my siblings forced me to at gunpoint.
     
    Congrats to Alex on his burdgeoning chess career!
     
    Bob

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