I typed "Facebook" into the SB Nation photo tool and this picture came up. Amazing. Apparently a racecourse in Sunbury, England, features a race called the "On Facebook and Twitter Handicap Hurdle". So I guess this whole thing makes sense.
That cool chill you felt this afternoon wasn't hell freezing over. No, it was launch of this site's Facebook page.
I'm one of those people that's old enough to shy away from things that make me realize I'm not in my 20s any more, but young enough that I like to embrace new(ish) technology. Facebook is kind of like that for me. There are some really cool things about social networking and media, and then there are things about it that makes me feel like the 1980s and 90s were an awfully long time ago. (Do I really need to be connected to everyone at all times? Does anyone else remember when you had to mail everything, even "letters" to your friends and family? Does anyone care where I'm eating lunch? And if they do, why?)
A lot of the sites here at SB Nation have corresponding Facebook pages, something I've resisted for quite some time because... well, I can't think of a good reason other than I spend enough time just updating this site. Facebook will only add to that. Annnnyway, long story short, And Down The Stretch They Come now has a Facebook page.
The big advantage of the Facebook page is the ability for me to post and share photos directly to that platform (like my photos from England), even when I'm at the track. I can't really do that right now. There is also some extra mobile functionality that Facebook provides that we just don't have yet for SB Nation's main website or our mobile applications.
So, if you like the interactivity that Facebook provides, jump on over and "Like" the new page. If you hate Facebook and think it's the central source of evil in the world, you're in luck because I won't be writing about this in the future and you'll never have to know it exists! (Just don't look on the lower right sidebar.) If you're ambivalent about Facebook, you'll probably still be ambivalent.