Facebook, MySpace, Spacebook, MyFace, SpaceFace, Mybook, whatever….
I confess, I just don’t get the social networking thing. I signed up for a Facebook account quite awhile ago. At the time it was for some specific purpose like getting access to a class reunion mailing list or something. Mostly I never visit my Facebook page because a.) I forget I have one, and b.) I usually can’t remember which password I used. On the rare occasion that I do visit the site, I find it filled with stuff that I had no part in. Stuff about what other people are doing. Shouldn’t that stuff be on their pages instead of mine?
I manage to stay in touch with everyone that I want to via e-mail and through comments on this blog, and by phone and even by actual face-to-face conversations. I guess I just don’t need any more contact than that. So, I’m going to cancel my Facebook page, assuming that’s something that the cybergods allow.
If you’ve asked to be My Friend (which is, in itself, kind of weird) and I haven’t answered yet, it’s not because I don’t like you. I really do. Like you, that is. Whoever you are. I’m just choosing to back away from this particular aspect of the digitally connected world. Don’t even talk to me about Twitter or Tweeting. As far as I’m concerned those are still just something that birds do.