I've been using a computer to communicate with faceless strangers since the late 1980s. I've been at it so long that I use my old 2400 baud modem as safe place to hold my coffee cup on my desk. I've been part of BBSes, various forums and have even been granted access to a little spot on Popehat to call my own.
But I really think I missed the memo on Facebook – because after a few quick searches, I feel like I'm the only one not using it. Am I even saying that right? On it? Facebooking? Maybe I just don't understand the raison d'etre but I was rather amazed at the number of people I've known that maintain a page. And how they're all connected to one another. Somehow.
Did I need to know that one of my high school friends is currently boozing it up in Fort Lauderdale? Or that a former girlfriend apparently enjoys dancing on top of the bar at Coyote Ugly? Hell, I even managed to find some people I attended grammar school with and haven't seen in nearly 25 years. On this glorious day after Christmas, I'm left with no other conclusion than to think I'm back to where I was at the age of 15 – a social outcast.
But at least I can see some pictures of familiar faces from my basement window.
Last 5 posts by Mike
- "And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not filmed." - December 30th, 2008
- The Revolution Will Be Facebooked - December 26th, 2008
- Confessions of a Closet WoW Addict - October 16th, 2008
- On the nature of accidents... - September 28th, 2008
- Cure for Pain - September 24th, 2008