Stick with it for the thirty-one ;)
Good that social networking is a voluntary thing. I, for one, like it. :)
Me too. I was pretending to be a misanthrope.
I do that as well when I write, pretend to be a misanthrope. I've a special liking for darkness. Perhaps that is a sign of me being a romantic. I never thought I'd hear myself saying I'm a romantic. Jeez!
And the ones who can't stand the blather of others are usually the ones who blather the most :).
Sure. I'm on FB but I don't feel a compelling need to update my status every 20 minutes.
The worst thing about Facebook for me was when my girlfriend from school found me and showed me photos of her GRANDDAUGHTER!In fairness she was 16 when she got pregnant and her daughter about the same age - but still...
Yes Thomas, that's a freak-out. On a larger level, for me at least, is that FB jumbles up the set of roles one plays. Unless, you're going to segment your "friends" into groups, which for me, being lazy, is just too much effort, you can get into "uncharted" territory. For example, I have my family (wife and kids), my siblings, my other relatives, my high school friends, my college friends, my work friends, my poetry friends, some of my kid's friends, etc. all in one relative flat socio-system. In meatspace life, I play, like everyone else, many roles, which allows for a bit of inner decentralization and specialization, if you will. In FB life, those roles overlap and sometimes create weirdnesses. I haven't figured out yet whether that forces a kind of self-synthesis which, in the long run, would be a good thing.
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