Facebook connecte le monde, qu'on le veuille ou non...

Facebook on a trip

  Between Two Journeys

Dear English-speaking readers, this page is an automatic Google translation from a post originally written in French. My apologies for the weird sentences and the funny mistakes that could have been generated during the process. If you can read French, the original and correct version can be found here:

I just launched a page Facebook - Little Bubbles Elsewhere. A page dedicated to this blog, distinct from that of my personal profile. Facebook, I got a taste for traveling and between two trips. It's really convenient to keep in touch with the people you meet on the way.

Facebook connecte le monde, qu'on le veuille ou non...

Before, during and after the trip

As I explained in my post Travelling solo, we do not stop making new encounters when we are elsewhere. And Facebook has become, for me, the preferred way to keep in touch with this new knowledge, that I will not necessarily have the opportunity to review "in real life" anytime soon.

What I appreciate is that the link thus maintained via FB is not too invasive. Without the need to send an e-mail, we can just go take a look at the profiles of each other, to see what people become. We take and give news (or not) without imposing. We can go to someone in particular or to everyone.

It is a way to prolong the trip too, or to travel by proxy, through the infos, links, photos, conversations, that others publish on their "wall" (or "bulletin board" to use the tasty term of the version French Canadian Facebook I use).

During my travels, the list of my friends FB grouped under the label "Travelers and divers" has continued to grow. I love going back to see them virtually, some of them send me information about destinations where I intend to go, help me to prepare the next trip ...

And then when I'm traveling, FB allows me to keep in touch with loved ones and friends who are far away. To share with them, in almost direct, my impressions.

In short, I think I have a fairly classic use. I do not use at all small FB applications oriented "travel". Rather gadgets, not very useful, I think. I played a little time with "Where I've Been" but it happened to me. I refer you to these links for the most popular apps:
" Applifacebook.com: 5 Facebook Apps in the "Travel" Category [Fr]
" Travelek.com: top 10 travel apps on Facebook [Fr]
" BudgetGlobeTrotting.com: Facebook Travel Applications Guide [in]

And now the blog page!

That's it, my page Facebook - Little Bubbles Elsewhere is created. There is only to live it! I discover with amusement the terms chosen by FB to designate my new subscribers: "admirers", "followers", "fans" ...

It's a little sect, all that, anyway ...: lol:

But that does not stop you from becoming a fan! I will regularly post additional info to the blog, links related to travel, Asia, diving. The "followers" with an FB account will also be able to post their own links, photos and videos, give their comments, report their good plans, and everything and everything ...

What is good is that even without being registered in the network (I know refractories), we can consult it.
→ Little Bubbles Elsewhere on Facebook
Just click!

And you, how do you use Facebook (or not) before, during and after the trip?


  Between Two Journeys

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  1. @ Helen yes it's true, if I do not have the monopoly of the heart, I have at least one of bullshit 8) By cons, I never said that Corinne wrote! But you have to be careful when putting your own photo and personal data on the net.

  2. @Max: Thank you for the links, and do not worry, I am very aware of these questions ... I write and put online only things that I believe can be made public. My digital identity is an integral part of my social life, now. 😉
    I had wondered a lot at the beginning of this blog, precisely: in 2006, it was still confidential, not referenced, only for friends and family and was titled: "Titbulle mop" ... 😆
    At the time, I dared not put my real name on the forums ... Result, my nickname on Plongeur.com is still "Titbulle". A little ridiculous. 😀
    Now, I fully assume my identity and publications online, on all platforms, be it this blog, Facebook or forums. I find that logical. Life on the internet is called "virtual", but in fact, it is as "real" as that of real life. At least, as far as I'm concerned, in relation to my use of it.
    My page Who am I ? is also the most consulted. People like to know who is behind a website or blog. And me too, when I go on the web, I like to know who I'm dealing with ... in short, as in life!

    @ Helen: Phew, you reassure me ... I do not write too much bullshit !!! 😆

  3. I do not know Max, but I'd like to think like him ... Caution when writing on the Net; moreover, it was not said in the old days "the words fly away but the writings remain? "
    Also original, Corinne, to talk about digital identity in full debate on the national identity ...

    Well, come on, I know you think about it 7 times before sliding your fingers on the & #8230; 🙂

  4. Hey, that's fun! I also created a Facebook page for my blog a few days ago ... Far from me the idea to copy your idea, my page was created on November 1st, but I only wrote the corresponding article today ... 8)

    Great minds meet 😆

    See you soon !

  5. @Lydie: The writings remain, yes ... That's all the interest! I keep a lasting record of my travels and discoveries between two trips. And I can share all this with other Internet users, who have the same passions as me.
    @Thib: What a good idea!!! I'm going to go there and register. See you soon by interposed blogs and on our respective FB pages!

  6. The virtual world is an integral part of most today's travelers. And despite all the flaws of Facebook, we keep a link, held, superficial, offbeat, with all those people we meet on the road.

    But sometimes, I need to really disconnect. The virtual world can be oppressive when you are betting on reinventing your life on the other side of the world. So I take breaks, but basically it makes me feel good to keep a continuity with my life before 🙂


  7. @NowMadNow: Internet, Facebook ... These are just tools, to use according to his needs and aspirations of the moment. I find Facebook handy for maintaining a link with travel meetings without it becoming too restrictive.