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To think you can't count "Facebook" as a hobby?

(23 Posts)
Justholdthesmile Mon 20-Jan-14 19:04:27

Just that.

I have a look on my newsfeed a couple of times during the day if I'm bored at work. But can't imagine what there is to do there for hours each day.

Thatisall Mon 20-Jan-14 19:21:49

Do people count it as a hobby? As in they include it in bios or on forms? Really?

Kikithecat Mon 20-Jan-14 19:22:23

Si is it on peoples' CVs now?

Kikithecat Mon 20-Jan-14 19:22:37

So not Si!

OPeaches Mon 20-Jan-14 19:22:58

But I can count Candy Crush as a hobby, right?

Vikki88 Mon 20-Jan-14 19:25:03

I'm not sure if it counts as a hobby or not? I've never said it was before... but thinking about it now, I suppose it might be?

If watching TV counts as a hobby, then I guess going on Facebook would count to? confused

Peanate Mon 20-Jan-14 19:25:17

Well I work with people whose job it is to sit on Facebook all day long - and they get paid really well to do so.

Unless it's in that context it should never go on a CV though....

Kikithecat Mon 20-Jan-14 19:26:23

Well watching TV's not really a hobby either in my mind - it's usually what you do when you've nothing to do.

BillyNotQuiteNoMates Mon 20-Jan-14 19:27:34

Not so much a hobby, as a way of life, maybe wink

JeanSeberg Mon 20-Jan-14 19:28:00

Well I work with people whose job it is to sit on Facebook all day long

Would you be able to tell us what that job is? Just being nosy!

redcaryellowcar Mon 20-Jan-14 19:28:17

i am not sure i would be tempted to employ someone who had listed it on a cv.

Vikki88 Mon 20-Jan-14 19:30:15

Peanate Since the Facebook job is taken, is there a job I can apply for where you sit on mumsnet all day long? grin

Kikithecat Mon 20-Jan-14 19:31:20

Working for Mumsnet Vikki!

Vikki88 Mon 20-Jan-14 19:42:25

Of course Kiki! I'll get my CV ready... wink

ScarletLady02 Mon 20-Jan-14 19:48:21

I Facebook a lot, but then I have a makeup blog and it's like networking for me. The beauty community on there is HUGE and full of info and opportunity smile

Joysmum Mon 20-Jan-14 20:00:59

In which case reading isn't a hobby either.

My Facebook is more for interest groups to do with my hobby when I can't be out doing it. I certainly wouldn't call Facebook a hobby in itself.

theborrower Mon 20-Jan-14 20:54:54

Who says it's a hobby? If someone put that on their CV under hobbies or interests I'd think that was really lame.

I get to Facebook and tweet for work (marketing) - not all day, mind you!

Mellowandfruitful Mon 20-Jan-14 20:57:02

It's the new equivalent of people who used to list 'motoring' on their CVs / dating profiles (which I would always take to mean 'drives to work'. Cos if you liked cars you'd say 'cars' or 'restoring cars' or whatever)

Topaz25 Mon 20-Jan-14 21:24:29

It's not a hobby as such but it is a spare time activity for me. There is a lot to do on Facebook. I use it to keep in touch with old friends, make new friends, network, play games, share photos, catch up on the news, enter competitions and join pages or groups related to my hobbies. I've just started a Theory of Organic gardening course and was pleasantly surprised to find that although I considered myself a novice I knew a bit about a lot of the topics they were discussing, such as GMOs, Monsanto, the badger cull and Neonicotinoid insecticides, due to following relevant pages on Facebook, it really helped break the ice.

I wouldn't put Facebook as an interest on a CV but I might put computers or socialising with friends.

LadyHarrietdeSpook Mon 20-Jan-14 21:28:10

Mumsnetting's okay as a hobby though.

Ragwort Mon 20-Jan-14 21:29:36

Lady - I agree with you grin.

NurseRoscoe Mon 20-Jan-14 21:32:17

It depends..if it's on a form/CV/bio type thing then it sounds a bit sad however if people want to consider it a hobby in their heads then that's fine!

chrome100 Mon 20-Jan-14 21:39:56

My job is social media so I get paid to be on fb all day. As a result I never go on it in my leisure time!

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