Facebook connects the world, whether we like it or not ...

Facebook on a trip

  Between Two Journeys

Dear English-speaking readers, this page is an automatic translation made from a post originally written in French. My apologies for any strange sentences and funny mistakes that may have been generated during the process. If you are reading French, click on the French flag below to access the original and correct text: 

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 connects the world, whether we like it or not ...

Before, during and after the trip

As I explained in my post Travelling solo...you keep meeting new people when you're away from home. And Facebook has become, for me, the preferred way to keep in touch with these new acquaintances, whom I won't necessarily have the opportunity to see "in real life" again 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's a way to extend the journey too, or to travel by proxy, through the news, links, photos, conversations, that others post on their "wall" (or "bulletin board" to use the tasty term from the French Canadian version of Facebook that I use).

Throughout my travels, the list of my FB friends grouped under the label "Travellers and Divers" has been growing steadily. I love to go back and see them virtually, some of them give me information about destinations I plan to go to, help me 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.

Anyway, I think I have a fairly standard use for it. I don't use small travel oriented FB applications at all. Rather gadgets, not very useful, I think. I played around with "Where I've Been" for a while, but I got over it. I refer you to these links for the most popular apps:
" Applifacebook.com: 5 Facebook applications in the "travel" category [Fr]
" Voyageek.com: top 10 travel applications 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 therefore created. There is nothing left to do but to keep it alive! I discover with amusement the terms chosen by FB to designate my new subscribers: "admirers", "followers", "fans" ...

It's a bit of a cult, all the same... 😆

But don't let that stop you from becoming a fan! I'll regularly post additional information to the blog, links related to travel, Asia, diving. Fans" with an FB account will also be able to post their own links, photos and videos, share their comments, point out their good plans, and everything and anything else...

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?


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  1. Except that contrary to what Max says about his own experience, you do not write bullshit so ... Continue like this !! Biz !!!

  2. @ 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.

  3. @Max: Merci pour les liens, et ne t’inquiète pas, je suis très avertie de ces questions… Je n’écris et ne mets en ligne que des choses que j’estime pouvoir être rendues publiques. Mon identité numérique fait partie intégrante de ma vie sociale, désormais. 😉
    Je m’étais beaucoup interrogée lors des débuts de ce blog, justement: en 2006, il était encore confidentiel, pas référencé, destiné uniquement aux amis et à la famille et s’intitulait : « Titbulle en vadrouille »… 😆
    À l’époque, je n’osais pas mettre mon vrai nom sur les forums… Résultat, mon pseudo sur Plongeur.com est toujours « Titbulle ». Un peu ridicule. 😀
    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: Ouf, tu me rassures… Je n’écris donc pas trop de conneries!!! 😆

  4. 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 ...

    Bon, allez, je sais que tu y réfléchis à 7 fois avant d’ faire glisser tes doigts sur les touches… 🙂

  5. 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)

    Les grands esprits se rencontrent 😆

    See you soon !

  6. @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!

  7. 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.

    Mais parfois, j’ai besoin de vraiment me déconnecter. Le monde virtuel peut être oppressant quand on fait le pari de réinventer sa vie à l’autre bout du monde. Alors je fais des pauses, mais dans le fond cela me fait du bien de garder une continuité par rapport à ma vie d’avant 🙂


  8. @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.