I am a sucker for sappy, sentimental stuff. That is probably why I spent a good part of my last two days watching so many of my friends’ minute long Facebook movies that have been posted in celebration of Ten Years of Facebook. The movies are all similar. You don’t choose the photos, they do. They also use the same music, choose your most liked posts and have the same beginning and end for everyone, yet I still get weepy watching them, especially the ones of family and close friends.
I really liked mine. It wasn’t perfect and probably did not even include all of the photos that I would have chosen, (in fact my oldest son wasn’t even in the video.) My brother’s made me cry because it had my mom and Francine in it a lot. My best friend Kelly and I had a similar photo of the two of us that has always been one of my favorites and having that in both of ours made me smile.
I joined the Facebook craze a lot later than most of my family and friends. I use it a lot. I share lots of photos and get to stay in touch with friends and family that I’d otherwise probably not see or hear from if it weren’t for Facebook.
Considering how much I don’t like seeing photos of myself, I have to admit I felt like a bit of a bit narcissist watching myself over and over again in a movie clip all about me! It was fun. Thanks Facebook. Happy Birthday and thanks for helping me stay connected!