Tuesday, December 18, 2007

GNB-Facebook and U

GNB'ers-- one very special thing that makes this blog a home to us is the community which has grown here. Starting back in The News Blogdays and then when we lost Steve, many of us stayed together at this spot for solace and mourning. And to KEEP FIGHTING!

This blog is our main space but we now also have a group spot over on Facebook. If you have a Facebook account, please come join us. Our goal is to have a great little group area where we can share photos, links, random stuff, play games, whatever... kind of a GNB-chill-out-lounge. We know Facebook has been controversial and there is no pressure to join. Please make sure you read the privacy info etc and, if after that, you are game... pull up a chair, and write on our Wall. (you do have to sign up to Facebook to join.) for a little background of Facebook, read below from wikipedia.

Facebook is a social networking website, launched on February 4, 2004. Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg, a former Harvard student. Initially the membership of Facebook was restricted to students of Harvard College. It was subsequently expanded to MIT, Boston University, Boston College, and all Ivy League schools within two months. Many individual universities were added in rapid succession over the next year. Since September 11, 2006, anyone 13 or older may join, Users can select to join one or more participating networks, such as a high school, place of employment, or geographic region.

The site has over 58 million active users with membership expected to surpass 60 million users by the end of 2007.[5] From September 2006 to September 2007 the site's traffic ranking increased from 60th to 7th, according to Alexa. It is the number one site for photos in the United States, ahead of public sites such as Flickr,[citation needed] with over 60 million photos uploaded weekly.

The name of the site refers to the paper facebooks depicting members of the campus community that some U.S. colleges and preparatory schools give to incoming students, faculty, and staff as a way to get to know other people on campus.
Doc Wendel, and myself are your GNB-Facebook admins. Let us know if you have questions, concerns, etc. See you soon!