Rose Madrid-Swetman

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November 25, 2007

I am a Facebook Failure

Category: Stories of Life – Rose – 8:50 pm

I am 51 and a Facebook failure. I have two email accounts, one at the Vineyard and one I have had forever with hotmail. I began getting invitations at both email accounts to Facebook on the same day. I entered info for both and have created two Facebook accounts…I tried deactivating one but don’t understand how to then get those friends over to the other account…I am truly a child of the 70’s and very, very technologically challenged…so I think I deactivated my account… and tried to redirect it to my hotmail account, however when I did that it said it would reset any previous hotmail account which means I then lose the friends I have on the hotmail address for Facebook…I don’t think I’m cut out for Facebook…I probably need to stick to the dinosaur called e-mail.
I tried…:)


  1. Don’t give up! Just add the friends to the one account you don’t have there yet, and keep on going! (The account you kept open is in Celtic Monks, so you’re set ;-))

    Comment by Pat — November 27, 2007 @ 10:54 am

  2. You are not the only one, Rose. I finally gave in to nagging from Nick and the kids to join but have tried 3 times and it won’t let me… I told the kids it must be because I am too old… Maybe I’ll stick to email too.

    Comment by Cathy — November 29, 2007 @ 12:23 pm

  3. Hi Cathy! I hope you and Nick and the kids have a wonderful Advent and Christmas season.

    Comment by Rose — December 1, 2007 @ 9:58 pm

  4. Rose,

    That sounds horrible to feel like a facebook failure. I’m sorry you had to put up with that. I love it that you are trying. I don’t think you are a failure. Lots of pastors I know will hardly communicate even by email, saying they prefer face to face, and thus cutting themselves off from lots of relationships. You’re not like that. You rock.

    Comment by benjamin ady — January 13, 2008 @ 9:49 pm

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