Was There Life Before Facebook?

As founder Mark Zuckerberg prepares to make a rare public appearance at TechCrunch Disrupt, we would love to know what got you to join the party in the first place.

Elusive Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg will speak Tuesday at TechCrunch Disrupt, his first public speech since the company's lackluster initial public offering.

Shares of the social media giant's stock have fallen more than 50 percent since the IPO, though Facebook's hulking popularity still has it well on top of other networking sites online. Who isn't on Facebook these days anyway?

Since the tech world will focus on Zuckerberg at 2 p.m., we'd love to hear what locals have to say about Facebook. Do you remember why you first signed up? Do you have any stories of how the platform helped you in your community? Any complaints (dare we bring up Timeline)?

Share them in the comments below, and please take a moment to answer our poll.

In Sachem September 12, 2012 at 04:57 AM
I held off signing up for as long as I could, just not to jump off a bridge as I felt others had. However, when I started to see facebook as a means to stay in touch with friends (even easier than email!), I caved. The only requirement for myself was to learn about all the security optiond first. I did, and today I stay in tough while retaining control of my "online image". :) and, for a free website, how much can we actually complain????????
Pazi Steklo September 12, 2012 at 04:24 PM
I do not and will not have a facebook account. It's crap. I have no need for it. My friends know how to reach me and I know how to get a hold of them. I will not be held captive by this punk and crap company.
Jessica Hersht February 05, 2013 at 05:11 PM
lms truth is! <3


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