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Facebook Revisited

June 2, 2009

Facebook is fun…sometimes. I have, however, come to the conclusion that people, many of whom claim they are too busy to breathe, actually have way too much time on their hands. I went to the movies with friends Sunday night and discovered that, although they were enjoying the movie, they were actually texting and “Facebooking” during the movie. Good grief. It is as if people can no longer be alone with themselves, it is sort of frightening. I have work, I have family, I have things to focus on. Facebook provides a wonderful opportunity to re-connect with people I haven’t seen in years and I like that part very much. It provides an easy way to communicate when there really isn’t time to have long phone conversations. In some ways it provides a certain intimacy since you are not talking “live” or face to face; although it really is live; we just act as if it were not. I have a hard time keeping in touch with folks because I honestly don’t have time for long phone conversations. But it doesn’t mean I don’t love them and miss them, I just have a ridiculous life. Nevertheless, I find Facebook tiring sometimes and I am astounded at the amount of time people spend on the silliness. It took me about two weeks to figure out that I would ignore all the invites to groups, games, throwing things (except kitties because the visual amuses me) and simply chat occasionally with my friends or express my self, or ask people to join my blogs (shameless plug). Personally, I like being alone with myself today, maybe a little music, often a book. I can turn my cell phone off for a whole day or night and be not troubled at all by the idea that I might miss a call. I love my friends but I truly don’t need their constant company. I don’t want my “social networking” to be a chore, I just want to enjoy and love my friends. I am mildly disgusted by the ego involved in some cases and the work involved to keep up that some people invest. I like myself today, enough to just be alone. The next time people tell me they are too busy for almost anything, I will tell them to just give up a f Facebook every other day. They would have plenty of time for everything.

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  1. I agree. I had was on face book the other night after I had put my son to bed and there were people facebooking while getting drunk. If I were drunk the last thing on my mind would be networking.

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