Monday, January 14, 2013

Book Review: Tim Chester - Will you be my Facebook Friend

Tim Chester has written this short book to teach us how Facebook has changed everything. Millions of people log in everyday. We meet up with people we haven't talked to in years. We connect with those we have never met and friends of those we have never met.

Facebook can be used for good or evil. People can use it to connect with old friends or commit adultery. They can inform people about what is happening in their lives or lie about what their life is really like.

Chester cautions us that Facebook can overtake our lives, keep us from real-life friendships, and even drive us away from God. It is easier for us to create a life we want others to see than to share the life we actually live in the real world. We tend to share our good side, but hide those things that are negative.

He gives an interesting list of how people tend to word their postings to get people to hit “like”. For instance, Never say my cat died. Who would hit “like” on that?!? They need to say, “My cat was a great pet”. Worded like that, who wouldn't want to hit “like”? He also noticed there is no such thing as “dislike”. You can “unlike” something, but that just unchecks the “like” button.

I enjoyed this book. I feel it was a little too short, but it would be great for the short attention spans of today’s online skimmers, I mean readers.

I give it 3 out of 5 stars.

*I received this book, free of charge, from 10Publishing and Cross Focused Reviews in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Roger,

    Thanks for being part of the blog tour.

    Shaun Tabatt
    Cross Focused Reviews