Facebook: The Things That Connect Us

Have you seen the latest video of Facebook ?  Its title "The Things That Connect Us" cap...

Have you seen the latest video of Facebook?  Its title "The Things That Connect Us" captures anything and everything that is present in our lives that connects families, parents to children, husbands to wives, friends, colleagues, organizations, the nation and a single person to the vast universe.  Things that people use to connect, to open up ideas, to share, to listen, to get together, to have fun, and to belong.


Facebook's video speaks a metaphor of how these things are like it.  Facebook connects people from different walks of life, globally.  Looking back 10 years ago, the level of people's connectivity wasn't as heightened as it is now.  You don't hear news of love, triumph, defeat, joy, hurt, birth and even death of people you know, close to real time as how it is now using Facebook and other social media sites.  Relationships are built and ties are strengthened with simple gestures of "Like" and "Share" even more when comments are left to fire up interactions and engagements.

In this digital era we are in, Facebook has become a staple to our daily tasks.  It has become a source of colossal information about our personal, and otherwise, connections.  It has become our gate to the outside world, our weaponry to ignorance too.

As a Mom, what struck me is the fact that my children will surely grow up as fine young men.  Years from now, they will be out on their own, graduate from college, have a career, fall in love and start a family.  It's possible that as I age, I will be weaker, more sensitive and may feel alone knowing these children may no longer run around the house and create beautiful noises, no longer need my hand to hold them going up the stairs, no longer need me to kiss their boo-boos to make the pain go away, no longer share with me their achievements in school, no longer ask me to read them books or teach them their school lessons.  When that time comes, this video will be a reminder that no matter how dark life could be, I am not alone.  Thanks to Facebook, my children and I will always be connected.







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65 comments

  1. Hi! surely FB has its good and bad side. It so easy now to connect with people without too much effort. We can so easily rebuild friendships or search for important people of your past. However, the use should still be in moderation. Mahirap na may Anti-Cybercrime na. It was nice stopping by!

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  2. Hi Littleyana, I agree with you! the Cyber Crime Law is yet another thing.... :P Thanks for visiting! :)

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  3. Facebook for me is a blessing. It helped me get in touch with friends and relatives I haven't seen for so long.

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  4. Facebook has enabled us to keep in touch with loved ones who have migrated to other countries. It does keep everyone connected. :D

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  5. Just recently I also post how I could connect with my friends through Facebook. I like the comparison between chair and fb.

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  6. Facebook is a game changer. How many times this Social Networking site is used to revolutionized something for good? Right? nice video concept they have as well. Nicely done.

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  7. Before I am so hesitant to open facebook, but after all I opened mine. Still don't much trust on facebook hahah, but in some way yes this is great source of communication but must be very careful in using it. Specially on your personal whereabouts.

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  8. I am not a big fan of facebook but the fact that it really helps to connect people cannot be denied. Thanks to FB for some really essential connections.

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  9. Khimbyrlee EerlrybmihkOctober 7, 2012 at 10:19 PM

    Facebook really helps us connect. :D

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  10. I am on facebook everyday but there are still things I keep private. Offline connections matter, too.

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  11. I also liked the video when I first saw it. Sure enough, I shared it on my wall right away. :) It's really great how it is a little easier to share things and remain connected now.

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  12. Chair, I'm always at my chair when browsing activities in my Facebook.

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  13. Same here! I;m not even searchable. :) hehehe!

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  14. True! I don't use some functions that exposes me too much!

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  15. It is for me too! Been an FB user since 2007 I think? :)

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  16. Facebook can really help us connect with people especially those that you you cant reach otherwise. .Its all a matter of making it serve us the right way. If used with responsibility and prudence, Facebook is really a breakthrough in technology as it enhance human relationships and interaction.

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  17. Facebook helps me find my long lost friends way back in highschool and college.. It really helps us connect with our family and friends..visiting from ComEx oct9

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  18. facebook had done so much for us.... it had become a part of our daily routine... :-)

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  19. first time to watch the FB video, nice

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  20. watched the video and it really makes sense..

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  21. Love how this video was created.
    Visiting from CommEx Oct9.

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  22. first time to see this FB video... I remember it started as looking for high school classmates...then, college classmates ... and med school classmates for our silver anniversary! Couldn't have made grand reunions without FB!

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  23. Facebook is like the snail mails of long ago. No matter how we do it, it's the desire to keep in touch that fuels it. Just as we can choose to ignore "friends" in FB. I think that FB works to a certain advantage. But when it comes to family and close friends, I would rather that I hear or learn of those special moments from them in a more intimate way....in person or if not possible, a phone call perhaps....or a long email detailing things hehehe...

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  24. Michelle Villarta-CabanasOctober 11, 2012 at 2:39 PM

    It is one of the many features that I appreciate of Facebook. :-)

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  25. Nice video. I really love Facebook!


    Mommy Maye

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  26. this is a nice video.. funny because i keep on ignoring that video until you post it here on your blog. i agree that facebook become a big part of our life nowadays, it keeps us close with our love ones. :)

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  27. Interesting video. I agree that facebook has become a really big part of my life too. It keeps me in contact with all my friends and relatives.

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  28. That's why I wrote something about it because it somehow affected me. :)

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  29. Hahaha! Same here! That's my gateway to my reconnection with old friends.

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  30. Yeah, kudos to facebook for giving us the chance to meet and keep in touch with people despite the distance.

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  31. Facebook has really become an important part of lives, connecting everyone, bridging the distance.

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  32. Facebook is indeed reuniting us despite the distance.. :)

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  33. It's really nice how Facebook changed our lives. It has made the world smaller and easier to communicate with. It is indeed that and just like the saying goes "no man is an island."

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  34. I still remember how I dropped friendster for facebook after my hubby introduced it to me... ^ ^,

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  35. Facebook has it's good and bad side but it really helps a lot to connect people in an instant. :)

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  36. I totally agree that facebook has become one of the best site to connect with your friends and others.-bcb 10/09

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  37. I have been, too, since 2007. I think some people get hounded by FB because of wrong choice of friends to accept, wrong choice of posts and lack of knowledge with the privacy thingy. Otherwise, I consider it a blessinghehe

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  38. wow! where was I when this video was released? LOL! anyway, thanks for posting this... I am also grateful to facebook. It is one of the greatest breakthroughs! facebook should keep on making videos such as this to continue inspire people to make good use of this amazing technology. :)


    filman santiago from ComEx Oct. 9 '12

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  39. Thanks to facebook the world is just within our reach :)

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  40. That's why overseas family members are just a chat and status away..

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  41. It's posted on the sign in page of Facebook and also on their fan page. =)

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  42. That's why I'm a little knowledgeable on the privacy settings for those exact reasons. We should use social media responsibly. :)

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