Monday, February 9, 2009
the tyranny of facebook
(rude gnome sculpture by Gary Rith)
SO I am reading the other day about facebook and people DROPPING 'friends' and what that means. I have, or had, 74 facebook friends. There are some oddities in there: a very distant, but sweet and wonderful cousin, some bloggy friends, some people from school and college and some odds and ends. Now, it isn't all about me, but one person irked me slightly. She asked to be my friend, apparently along with everybody else on earth that we had gone to college with. I sent her a cheery note. No response. I don't want to be her friend anymore, and now I AM NOT. Will she notice that she went from 537 friends to 536? Facebook doesn't tell the dropee.
My sister got my dad into facebook, plus an obscure cousin from far away, and then suggested repeatedly I friend them. I dunno. This blog is my public face (HAHAHA!) and it isn't always mature or family oriented, it is...well, clean enough.
On facebook I feel a bit freer. I don't WANT MY DAD seeing my salty language or naughty joking around. It isn't much saltier or naughtier than here, but still....
Posted by Gary's third pottery blog at 7:28 PM