Over the weekend, I attended a wedding. I took a picture on my phone during the ceremony. On the drive home, I edited the picture on my phone which was pretty cool. The picture came out great, and I was proud of my work.
Naturally, I decided to post the picture to Facebook, so that I would have the memory in my timeline. And, I tagged the bride and groom, so that they would have the picture too. All of this happened before I had arrived home from the wedding.
So, for those of you joining the program late, let’s recap: wedding, picture, phone, edit in car, share with bride and groom…all before I arrive home from the wedding.
Pretty neat, and that’s not even the neat part!
The next morning, I woke up, checked my phone and there were a bunch of messages from Facebook…various people had liked and commented on my photo. That’s not unusual, although some of the people I didn’t even know…they were mutual friends of the bride and groom. Pretty neat, Facebook is making a little community, and that’s not even the neat part!
I decided to look the Facebook Wall of the bride and groom…and guess what?!…I was not the only person who had posted pictures or wishes and congratulations. There were dozens, and it was fantastic! Just imagine that, not yet 24 hours after their wedding, and a completely genuine wedding album had blossomed.
That was the neat part.
This was not organized or promoted by the bride and groom…it just happened, organically, because Facebook did what it does well: connecting people and the events in their lives. Say what you want about Facebook, but I’ll argue that it definitely made this wedding better for the bride and groom!