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When you are offended at any man's fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger...Epictetus

Monday, May 18, 2009


And, no, I'm not talking about Adam Lambert and the effect he has on me...but give me time...this week is a doozy...

This is about MySpace and Facebook.

I don't get either one of them.

Okay, I get why they exist and how it's an easy way for people to stay in touch (I guess) but, quite frankly, I'm just not crazy about either of them. It just seems like a jumbled mass of stuff and that just drives me crazy. I guess I'm just used to having this blog and my forum where every single thing is just the way I want it. And, if I have something to say, I can just say it here or there.

Is that so wrong?

Okay, here's what really bugs me about MySpace and Facebook. It's all the "friending" stuff. Now, I understand the concept but there's something which doesn't set well with me about having to ask to be someone's friend -- or them asking to be one of my mine. But, yeah, I get it -- you wouldn't want just anybody to be your friend, right? But when you ask to be someone's friend and they never respond, does that mean they really, really don't like you?! Or, are they like me and are just now figuring out how the hell to use the thing?

Here's what else is weird -- on Facebook, I get conversations (or whatever you want to call them) that people who are my friends are having with their friends -- and, most of these "friends of friends", I don't even know -- so why do I want to read what they are saying to each other? It almost seems like eavesdropping -- and I'm thinking I need to be very careful in my responses because I can see, if you're not used to this kind of thing, how you might feel that you are responding to one person when, in actuality, you're writing to them and everybody else they know. I'm trying to figure out a way to make that stop but I guess it's impossible, since sharing seems to be what these things are all about. I think -- I'm not sure -- that I've set my account so that friends of people (who aren't also friends with me) can't read what I've written on that "wall" thing.

I have no idea what I just said.

And I'm rolling my eyes right now, in case you were wondering.

Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not against MySpace or Facebook -- they serve a purpose and, maybe, if I used them more, I'd understand that purpose better. But, for now, when you find me at either of those places, what you really get is me telling you to come here or to my forum.

However, if you friend me, I'll friend you.

I promise.

I think.


  1. Hehe - we are friends now! I understand exactly where you're coming from - I don't like reading conversations my friends are having with other friends I don't know. But - on the other hand, it's great to check out what my ex and his family are up to, as well as a few other people I've had problems with in the past! OMG - maybe I'm a cyber stalker! Who knew??

  2. I think we all are becoming stalkers! My problem (if you want to go as far as to call it that)is that with some of the "conversations" on Facebook, it's as if I've missed something -- sort of like coming into an ongoing Instant Message conversation and not knowing what was being discussed before. Anyway, I'm beginning to sort it out a bit. I think!