Facebook + emigration = meaningful sharing with people who matter

I started posting more to Facebook when we moved to Israel about 2 weeks ago. Most of my posts were (and remain) intended for my friends and family so I share those posts just with them. That is why I haven’t blogged nearly as much about our move.

I resisted using Facebook for a long time, preferring Path by far but missing a critical ingredient: enough friends and family to make it worthwhile. My Google+ profile’s value hasn’t been as a way to share with friends and family (even though it can do that so well) so I keep returning to Facebook. Regardless of my reservations about Facebook, it is still the service all the people I want to share with are using.

I’ve been sharing my experiences in Israel as a new import on Facebook and it has become an awesome place to share with and keep connected to our friends and family. Sure, Facebook is probably mining my data to present ads to me but I don’t see that. What I do see are friends’ comments and likes and more interaction with people who are important to me.

I’m even having a ball with Messenger and stickers.

Another reason I’ve been enjoying Facebook lately is that some of the brands we use here are active on Facebook too. They use Facebook Messenger for customer support calls too. I’ve gotten more done using Messenger to talk to brands in the past 3-4 weeks that I did with other platforms for years.

It all comes down to sharing with people I want to share with using a couple simple lists and having good experiences doing that. It’s meaningful sharing and I’m enjoying it.



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