I’m an old fart. I’ll admit that up front. I’m in my 50s. I’m a Baby Boomer. The Internet didn’t exist as a common phenomenon until I was in my late 30s. Unlike today’s young people, I was not born holding a mouse, and although I have become fairly computer savvy, no one would ever mistake me for someone with a computer-brain interface implant. As for social media, those are considerably younger than my children, and something I’ve had to learn to use, somewhat haltingly. So although I’ve had a Facebook page for a couple of years now, I have not made full use of the potential for learning and discovery that this social medium provides.
The advantage of Facebook for purposes of learning (and also perhaps the disadvantage) is that a Facebook page can be put up quicker and more easily than can a Web page with its own domain name, which also costs money whereas a Facebook page may not. For that reason, Facebook is more likely to have pages on whatever subject interests you, with easier interaction, too. With that in mind, I decided to explore what kinds of studies are available.
Doing a quick search on Facebook, I found hundreds of pages on Indian cooking, Greek cooking, Mexican cooking, Chinese cooking, Japanese cooking, Korean cooking, Italian cooking – even a few on Tex-Mex cooking. Facebook will let you learn how to barbecue, stir-fry, bake breads, dry fruits and vegetables, can and preserve everything, cook Vegan (there was a page titled “Naked Vegan Cooking” that looked particularly interesting, although not necessarily for the cuisine). I did not find anything on Mongolian Communist cookery particularly, so the availability may not be quite universal.
I found numerous pages on languages, where people could discuss words and phrases and usages in various tongues. Since this is a social medium, one could also arrange conversations over Skype or another form of long-distance vocal communication, which would benefit anyone wanting to learn a foreign language.
Multiple results showed up for physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and mathematics. You can find pages on standard science, out-there science (from vitalism to perpetual motion to intelligent design), and anti-science.
I found pages focused on learning music (theory and various instruments), painting, drawing, sculpture, computer graphic arts, writing (poetry, fiction, technical writing, and lots more).
There are Facebook pages on learning how to run a business, plant and grow a garden, weave and dye cloth, build a computer, sell things, and even on how to use social media for various purposes.
In fact, if you have a Facebook page, and you want to learn something about, well, anything, it might be a good plan to do a Facebook search even before doing a Google search. I will certainly be following that advice myself in the future.
Facebook is a great place to find out personal information, or just keep in touch. If you are not a Facebook fan, you can get better, more accurate information with a free people search. Find out what you need to know with no ‘friend requests’ involved.
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