Why I’ve Joined Facebook

Yes, I know I said I’d never do it, but well, I’ve just joined Facebook.

Personally, I still don’t really like the privacy issues and all. But I’ve been giving a lot of thought to the whole thing, and I realized something. This whole social media thing that I’m doing – my blog, twitter, etc – it’s not just about me getting my voice heard. It’s about being part of a community, and connecting with all of you. It’s just as much about you – how you can connect to me and how I can help you – as it is about me.

And since everyone seems to be on Facebook, I figured that it’s time for me to join. I’ve had numerous people ask me to join Facebook, from people who attended the Social Media Breakfasts in Singapore, to the likes of Connie Bensen, and more. And I realize I’ve been missing out on a lot of opportunities to connect with all of you out there.

That’s why I’ve finally joined Facebook. Because this scene isn’t just about me – it’s about the community. And I want to be as accessible as possible, I want it to be as easy as possible for you to connect with me.

So, feel free to connect with me on Facebook. You’re the reason I joined.


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  • http://daphnemaia.com Daphne Maia

    Don't lie… You went one whole big round to say that you wanted to connect with people, when the actual reason is that you want to connect with me, right?!

    HAHAHA. Sorry. I think this isn't the kind of silly comment you were expecting, was it? Hehe..

  • http://www.chinesealbumart.com chinesealbumart

    Facebook has a huge audience….. :)

  • http://daphnemaia.com Daphne Maia

    Don’t lie… You went one whole big round to say that you wanted to connect with people, when the actual reason is that you want to connect with me, right?!

    HAHAHA. Sorry. I think this isn’t the kind of silly comment you were expecting, was it? Hehe..
     

  • Derrick Kwa

    Daphne: Haha. I'm…not going to comment on that. =P. But well, you are one of my readers, so I guess it does include you.

    chinesealbumart: Yeah, I know. So even though I personally don't like it, that's kind of why I decided to join it.

  • http://www.chinesealbumart.com chinesealbumart

    Facebook has a huge audience….. :)

  • Derrick Kwa

    Daphne: Haha. I’m…not going to comment on that. =P. But well, you are one of my readers, so I guess it does include you.

    chinesealbumart: Yeah, I know. So even though I personally don’t like it, that’s kind of why I decided to join it.

  • http://www.conniebensen.com Connie Bensen

    Hey Derrick,
    I did notice that you had added me on Facebook. It is still an important place to connect with people that I didnt' know. Now Twitter is the place to get to know people.
    I hope that you enjoy Facebook. It has it's good points!
    Connie
    (and I still need to write that for you … will work on that!)

  • Derrick Kwa

    Hi. Yeah, I admit, it does have it's good points. It's one of the cleanest looking social networks. But for me so far, the biggest plus point of it is how engaged people are over there. And more importantly, the fact that it gives me a way to connect with more people – including you. =).

  • http://www.conniebensen.com Connie Bensen

    Hey Derrick,
    I did notice that you had added me on Facebook. It is still an important place to connect with people that I didnt’ know. Now Twitter is the place to get to know people.
    I hope that you enjoy Facebook. It has it’s good points!
    Connie
    (and I still need to write that for you … will work on that!)

  • Derrick Kwa

    Hi. Yeah, I admit, it does have it’s good points. It’s one of the cleanest looking social networks. But for me so far, the biggest plus point of it is how engaged people are over there. And more importantly, the fact that it gives me a way to connect with more people – including you. =).