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Facebook Keeps Getting Cooler

July 8, 2009

The SIH Facebook Page

I’ve always been a technophile, ever since I first saw an apartment-sized Sperry Rand UNIVAC computer back in the early ’70s at my grandfather’s insurance company. It’s hilarious to think that a five-buck thumb drive today probably has more than 10 times the storage capacity of one of those ancient behemoths. From Atari to Kaypro to GeoCities all the way here to WordPress, I’ve always been fascinated by technology. I’m not smart enough to actually make a career out of it as a programmer or network engineer or anything requiring the ability to mentally form schematic diagrams, but I love playing with techno toys like my iPhone and Facebook.

Even though Facebook’s been around now for a few years, only recently does it seem to have achieved legitimate staying power. MySpace is like a ghost town these days, and rightfully so. Facebook has managed to bring more people together than any online venue before. I’ve reconnected with people I haven’t seen in over 30 years, and still marvel at how amazing that is. There have been several speed bumps on Facebook in recent months, such as the layout redesign fiasco, but nothing seems capable of derailing it.

I really appreciate the fact that they are continually making improvements to the service. One in particular, pictured above, is their addition of separate pages for everything from sports teams to record labels. I found this to be especially exciting, because it enables me to create a unique Facebook page for this here blog (Man, did that ever sound Jethro!). I applaud their continued innovation, and look forward to what wonderful things Facebook has in store for us in the weeks and months to come!

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