The Facebook Phenomenon

A few years ago this page discussed “digital creep,” referring to those of us over a certain age who didn't grow up with mouse in hand but have gradually grown more dependent on technology till we can't conceive of life without Internet, iPod, and BlackBerry. Heck, even President Obama's first major battle was over his BlackBerry. The man who harnessed the power of the Internet to get elected wasn't about to give up his gizmo without a fight. The next phase of this technological dependence is online social networking. In our industry, the site of choice is Facebook (where you can visit the JCK Publishing Group page and become a fan). I've gone from “no way am I getting on one of those sites” to semi-addicted, especially now that I've discovered Facebook can be useful for curing writer's block. First step, kill some time checking out your friends' news feeds. Next step, post you

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