28 Jan

Okay, I admit it, I’m addicted to Facebook.  It’s a tossup between Facebook  and my iPod for things I couldn’t live without.  I lean towards the iPod only because I can get Facebook on it, so its really a win-win!

I tried MySpace, even though I thought I was too old for it.  I was right.  It totally annoyed me when people had ugly, annoying backgrounds, or loud music that blasted when you opened their page.  Too messy and loud for me.  And Tom from MySpace is annoying.  I should never have accepted him as a friend.

Facebook is a whole other story.  Its streamlined, and nice and clean.  Its so easy to use, and the perfect stalking tool.  I’ve reconnected
with some people I haven’t spoken to in years.  Now, some people will say “If you haven’t spoken to them in years, how are they even considered your friend?”  Well, Facebook solves my not-an-everyday friend problem.  You see, I have friends who I talk to often — once a day, or a few times a week.  Those friends are involved in every aspect of my life (lucky them!)  I find it harder to catch up with other friends.  Do they really want to know the whole story about why fixing my car for my 1.5 mile round trip commute is costing me $1000?   Do they need the details of a drama-filled work day?  Nope.  Some of them don’t even know what kind of car or job I have.  I always say, “You’re either involved in my daily minutiae or you’re not.”  Facebook allows everyone to be involved in my minutiae.
Of course, Facebook has its downfalls as well.  One of them being that everyone is now involved in my minutiae (I should really learn to spell  minutiae if I’m going to keep throwing it around*).  The other is that I am now involved in everyone else’s minutiae.  This does not  mean I need to see pictures of your baby’s first poop.  Its disgusting, and no one cares.  Trust me.  Of course, I do this to myself, by constantly checking the live feed to see what people I haven’t thought about in twenty years are now doing in the next ten minutes.  And then I check what their friends are up to, because I’m a loser like that.

Oh, and by the way: I don’t like virtual anything, me joining your group will not cure cancer/AIDS/Leprosy/make people walk faster/Make Facebook change its colors/fix your commute, and, for the love of Jimmy, you can erase the word is from your status if you don’t need it.  Julie is People’s grammatically incorrect status’ make me angry.

*This is how WordPress’ spell check says to spell minutiae.  It looks odd, but my options were minutiae or Monet, so I went with this.


2 Responses to “Facebook”

  1. monnik January 29, 2009 at 11:48 am #

    I’m fairly new to Facebook, but also addicted. It’s completely caused me to slack off on my blog, which probably won’t hurt anyone… I ignore the causes and pokes and drinks and boots that are thrust upon me, but I do love the stalking.

    And the flair. I like flair.

  2. Mare January 29, 2009 at 12:20 pm #

    FaceBook is the perfect way to look at the children of all the people with whom you have lost touch.

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