I have Facebook account. I use it more to chat with my friends, and do little mini-blogs sharing my thoughts or articles I've liked. (Today, I actually wished that there were a way to share things BACK to my blog from Facebook, instead of only the way to publish my blog posts to Facebook.) I like following my friends on Facebook. I do not like playing all the games etc. (translation, I've escaped the evil time sucks that Facebook so giddily applies)
I use three whole apps on Facebook: Family Tree (in which I've connected to distant cousins), Words with Friends (which sometimes becomes a bit of an obsession), and GoodReads. Luckily, GoodReads is accessible without a Facebook membership -- so you can avoid the whole issue of FaceBook and still play. (And, you can choose who gets to see what you post).
I've been inconsistent in my use of GoodReads, but last weekend I went a little overboard. I logged in two years worth of books. We will NOT discuss how long that took (nor will we make snide comments about the fact that I have a wee notebook in which I record every book I read).
It was only after I typed in all these book titles that I discovered the GoodReads app for my smart phone. That app has a wonderful tool in it that could have saved me so very much time: A BAR CODE READER!
So... when I next have that frenzied need to go back and post my book reading history, I can stand at my bookshelf and scan barcodes in. I'll still have to go back to make comments, but having them already in there will be a huge time saver. At least for the books I own..... that little notebook goes back over a decade).
But why do I do this? Because I find it fun, and useful, to have a list somewhere that lets me know what I've read -- especially what I've read and LIKED (or read and didn't like). With GoodReads, not only do I have that list, but I can go back to see what I thought of a book. I can also share my opinon with folks I "friend" on GoodReads. Sharing my opinion is okay, but reading THEIR opinions about books that I'm considering reading is awesome.
And. Even if all I post is whether I disliked, liked, or loved a book, that leads GoodReads to make recommendations for me, just in case I ever come up with a week where I'm at a loss for what to read next.