Great or Terrible Things That Happened on Facebook

Jason English

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply (you really can do that now!), whatever you want. On to this week's topics of discussion...

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1. Today is the big Facebook IPO. There are people who document every inch of their lives on the social network, and there are people who interject their hatred of the company every time it's mentioned. For everyone in between, do you have any examples — positive or negative — of ways Facebook has made an impact on your life, or someone close to you? Reconnecting with an old friend? Stalked by an old enemy? Found a job? Fired for updating your status at work?

2. What was the last great meal you had?

3. We've been talking about installing a trophy case in the office. The problem is, we don't receive a lot of awards. In order to fill it, we'd each bring in a trophy from our childhood (my contribution). Whether it was an Outstanding Participation Award or something legitimately impressive, what was the first trophy you received?

4. I am running to lunch with co-worker Andrèa Fernandes, who I talk to almost every day but haven't seen in four years. So if you want to pose a question to your fellow _flossers, have at it!

[Have a great weekend! See all the previous Friday Happy Hour transcripts.]