I’m not on Facebook, so I’m not sure I exist.
I think I do. My life seems real to me, but there seems to be a parallel universe in which I don’t exist.
Is Facebook another realm? Like maybe there’s a physical realm, and spiritual realm, and a Facebook realm?
Maybe I’m only partially real. Is someone out there in Facebook land expecting something of me, or depending on me for something important? Am I missing a deadline, or an important appointment?
I don’t want to let anyone down, but I know my limits. Right now, I can’t juggle all the balls this small piece of reality throws at me.
So farewell, and good luck, Facebook land. I might be incomplete, but I’m all the me I can stand.
Giving up (or not starting) using Facebook gives you more time to do things in life that really matter.
Facebook created me on … Facebook about a month ago. I got an email that said "Welcome to Facebook". Sure enough, somehow I was signed up onto Facebook (at 1:30 in the morning). Maybe I had been brainwashed and did it in my sleep. Nice try Facebook, but it didn't last. I deleted "my" account within 2 minutes of finding out.By the way Chris, Christie pulled up an interesting page on Facebook the other day to show me. It seems your daughter's cat has its own Facebook page. I thought of a new slogan for Facebook, though I don't think it will catch on with the "in" crowd."Facebook, not a world I want to exist in."
Facebook is good for people who are hoping to make some friends. That's not a bad thing, that's a good thing. Many times, the marriage relationship will create all the companionship a person will need in this life. Sometimes I wished this were true of me and many times, I'm glad it's not. This Sunday in Dallas, there's a group bike ride being put together that will follow in the footsteps of Oswald, following the historical trail of his despicable act. Facebook, clues me into social events like this and I enjoy having the option to participate. YMMV
Great points, Paul. I poke fun, but I am quite aware of the hypocrisy of being a blogger…and one who spends a fair amount of time on bicycle discussion forums.
I get an email from Facebook whenever I've been invited to a group ride or events at bike shops and stuff like that. Other than that I don't do much with it. Most of my Facebook friends are half my age.
Well ok, I admit that the word friends is too strong a word. Acquaintances would be more correct. Still, acquaintances, coupled with events, is a strong recommendation for its usage, in my opinion.
I was one of the last people I know to create a Facebook account. I finally gave in because so many people I know are on it.So, maybe I'm in the minority here, but I have reconnected with lots of old friends from high school and college who I had fallen out of touch with, and some of them I now talk to on a regular basis. It's GREAT for that.If you are good at keeping in touch with people, you might find it superfluous, but I don't.That said, I certainly understand the reasons people have for not using it.