Are you wary of using FaceBook – not sure what it does, not sure how to manage it…?
A few examples of personal uses of Facebook –
Share pictures and “updates” with friends and family: You can see photos that others have posted, and you can post pictures. Friends and family can update each other on events, gatherings, job changes, moves, new members of the family.
Join a community of like-minded individuals. Do you like to write? Are you a caregiver? Do you advocate for certain social changes? Love to read, to explore new ideas, travel? Meet others online and share your thoughts.
Create your own “magazine” by following what interests you – political figures, celebrities, news, sports teams, special interest groups, sports.
Communicate privately – you can “message” friends – private communication between you.