As I chronicled in an earlier post, I joined the wild world of social networking, and created a facebook page. One of the interesting aspects of the whole process has been how unsocial it really is. Sure, I had a few old friends from college drop me a line to try & reconnect (and I have been woefully remiss in responding to them) but the majority of the time it seems people just want to add you as a "friend" and not actually interact with you. It's a strangely sterile process, as you see a name you remember and have a warm flush of nostalgia, then you never hear from them again.
People I barely spoke to in High School, have requested I become their friend (interesting note, you don't actually need to say anything to the person to become their friend. No real interaction is necessary!) And there is no next step. If you want, you can show your friends like silent trophy heads, monuments to how cool (if superficial) you really are. Or, you can have 2 teenage girls who bombard you with bizarre facebook games that make you not want to log into the page.
Still, the fact that I have reconnected with those few good friends makes the whole experiment pretty cool!
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