Yesterday is a great example of the power behind facebook. My wife wanted to get away from town for the day so she put on her status something to that effect. " I'm going to Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Dallas." I don't know where she got the last one. But we ended up in Vero Beach. So we go to the mall in Vero and as we are walking across the parking lot, we hear someone shouting "Betty! Betty! You didn't go to Dallas?"
A couple of months ago I needed to find someone to fill in at one of our AG churches in the section. I didn't have time to do it so Betty put on her status that we were looking for a couple of missionaries to fill in a this church. In 5 minutes we had more missionaries than we needed.
When I had my kidney stone in December, just before I went to the hospital, I put on my status that I was going to the emergency room. When I got to the emergency room a few minutes later, someone was there and then others begin to call, email and visit me.
The lesson learned here? A) If you need something done quickly, put it on your status. B) Be careful what you put on your status. C) The next time I go out of town and want amenity I think I will try Dallas.