Alright guys, it's time we break this down to a science. Facebook is a way of life that's not going away, and we need to develop solid game for using it. In the past three weeks I've gotten more "Facebook" closes than number closes. A girl says "here's my name, find me on Facebook," and all future interactions are based off of that instead of a number.
So what do we think? I'm experimenting with a few things right now, from planning events on Facebook and inviting them, to commenting on photos, to just tagging them in photos from the night we met. I managed to pull off a pretty successful few flirts through commenting on status updates too.
My big problem, though, is figuring out how to initiate a conversation. There's three ways to do it on Facebook.
1) Sending a message (the email kind). To me, this just feels weird. Whenever people send me these things, I personally always feel like they had something to say, but didn't want everyone seeing it on my wall. That makes me feel weird, and I'd assume an HB would feel the same way.
2) Posting something on their wall. This makes more sense than the previous one, except it's completely public, so you're opening yourself up to other people reading it, commenting on it and potentially amoging you.
3) Chat. This just takes way too much time and feels like stalking if you're waiting for someone to come online.
So how do we turn Facebook into something that we can all use? And what should we have on our profiles/pictures? Pics of you with more girls, no girls, out having fun, out working (dhv), or what?
And if Facebook is a poor decision, what is the best way to transition into a phone number from someone you met in person and only have their Facebook info? (and no, using the phone number on their profile is definitely not acceptable).