Because I choose Facebook as my virtual creation choice for a book that changed my life
I remember watching the movie of Mark Zuckerberg’s motivation for creating Facebook. If I am remembering correctly, it all stemmed from his being heartbroken and a bit angry over the breaking up of a relationship. He is a brilliant, but awkward genius, much like many of his successful peers who had rocky relationships. So, we can see that inspiration can be attained form any source anywhere. Facebook started very small in his college years and grew to be a worldwide phenomenon.
Facebook was practically a birthday gift to me in 2004, seeing as my birthday is February 6th, and its birthday is February 4th, written with a smile from me.
“Facebook; a social networking service originally launched as TheFacebook on February 4, 2004, before changing its name to simply Facebook in August 2005. It was founded by Mark Zuckerberg and college roommates and fellow Harvard University students, in particular Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes. The website’s membership was initially limited by the founders to Harvard students, but was expanded to other colleges in the Boston area, the Ivy League, and gradually most universities in the United States and Canada, corporations, and by September 2006, to everyone with a valid email address along with an age requirement of being 13 or older”. (Wiki).
Welcome to Facebook.
Facebook now probably comes in a close second to the Bible, as the best read ‘book’ in the world. Before WhatsApp, I spent a fortune on phonecards calling relatives and friends in the Caribbean and all over the world. Now I can tap a button for free and do the same thing. Thank you Mark Zuckerberg.
Ways in which this qualifies as a humongous, gigantic, larger than life book.
1. It is a virtual E-Reader
2. You have to turn the pages
3. There are many stories recorded within this one great book
4. Many persons have access to its vast repertoire of fantastic, funny, informative and extremely wide array of life, happening all around the world on a play by play auto rotate cycle.
5. It is an ongoing series of stories which will end only with the end of times.
Personally, I avoided Facebook as much as I could in its initial first few years, having had an intense phobia of social media. Then I made an account and parked it for another few years. I had no intention of ever displaying my awkward and (I thought) dull existence for all the world to see.
Then one day, I joined an unfortunate site which lost me a few dollars. I then had to activate and use Facebook. It was while doing this very doubtful activity that I came upon Vocal Media. I paused to take a closer look, and the rest is history. I quit the other site, losing my investment, (I was terrible at online sales anyway) and started writing.
One genius idea led me to another genius idea. A site where I could write with abandon, and they would even pay me to write. Could this be true? I could write my questionable stories, and get it published where I could go back and read it as often as I could, no more losing my scraps of paper or my notebooks every time that I had to move or relocate. I had found writing Heaven. The difficult weight of my past seemed a lot lighter, my mind could wander to paths unknown and so lose myself in creativity and imagination.
To me this was a culmination of my life’s travel, to this place of peace and total enjoyment of that which I loved to do best. I have thought of writing books, but what do I know about writing a book. Although now I have learned so much on Vocal, that I feel confident that I could attempt that book and be pretty good at it. Hopefully, along with writing and reading, there would be a bit of the controversial that ultimately makes writing a dramatic and rewarding experience. I must say that I have not been disappointed, there is much to keep one occupied on this site.I feel blessed to have found it.
I pray for a long life, hopefully, maybe if my number is not called within the roll up yonder, so that I can continue to write any and everything, read and get into people’s business and peek into the dark recesses of their minds, some daker than others.
Like a lot of folks on Vocal, I eat, sleep and dream stories, finding them everywhere. Like a drug, it is addictive. Whatever one is doing, the call of the site whispers like the call of the wild. You cannot wait to get on and begin reading and writing.
So, no matter where you are in this fleeting, yet beautiful life of ours, you can find the heart of that which you enjoy the most, just a flick of a page away or maybe just around a corner.
My story is not from a book, per se, but who can qualify or quantify for sure what a book is these days. We now have many versions of virtual books and online electronic media that I have not even heard of.
I guess it is all about perspectives and where our minds can lead us.