Saturday, February 20, 2010

Facebook phenomena

I was late to the Facebook phenomenon. Like many, I am annoyed every time Facebook changes the format. However, I have reconnected with some old friends and that's been fun.

But more amazingly, the U.S. Army is now regularly using Facebook as a way of communicating with their military families. This is a big change from just two years ago, when we were totally dependent on Family Readiness Groups. Right now, I am following the Falcon Brigade (2nd BCT, 82nd Airborne), my son's former unit, which is in Haiti, and the Devil Brigade (1st BCT, 82nd Airborne), which is in Al Anbar in Iraq. If nothing else, this makes Facebook a worthwhile endeavor.

2 comments:

Love Letters to an American Soldier said...

It's always a love/hate relationship with facebook, but you're right, I followed Christopher's troop on facebook and they were fantastic at keeping us updated while he was in Iraq, so I appreciated that!

I don't update mine much, but you can add me if you want~!

ABNPOPPA said...

I just have trouble following FB in general. I can handle the writing on the walls ok. I've be doing that since I was 3 years old.

Pops