You are on Facebook, right?

It’s not the end of the world if you’re not – but you are just missing out on the opportunity to connect with more people who are passionate about lymphoma and leukemia. In case you’ve been living in a cave for the past two years, let me fill you in. Facebook is a social media site, where you create a profile, and can reconnect with old friends, family members and meet new people.

Once you are a member of Facebook, you just type the subject that interests you in the search engine box and a list of groups and organizations will pop up. The main difference between Facebook and a website is that Facebook is much more interactive.

For example, the Leukemia and Lymphoma group has over 26,000 members on Facebook. The group’s page includes polls, videos, up to the minute research announcements, education seminar information, discussions and more. It is an easy way to make connections with people around the world.

Warning: Facebook can be a huge time suck if you’re not careful, so make sure to plan just how much time you want to spend online sending virtual gifts, playing games like Bejeweled Blitz (my personal weakness), or creating virtual farms, aquariums, restaurants, and mafia wars. Come beat me at Bejeweled, I dare you!

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