Saturday, February 28, 2009

Face!

A friend of mine recently dipped her toes into Facebook with great trepidation. Then she friended a couple of people and now she's all, "WHEE! WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE?" I'm not making fun, she's not alone and it's a complicated and cool application. I check in with it at least a hundred times a day. I might be classified an addict of sorts. I haven't quite gotten to the WHEE point, though. I am cautious and a little unnerved by the whole thing. People pop up out of the blue scaring the heck out of me and I go poking around for others and wondering if they'll have the faintest memory of me and, of course, worrying that they won't. I have to admit to liking it mostly for the cyber-stalking possibilities, though. If we're friends on Facebook and you post photos or are tagged in photos I can guarantee you that I have scrolled through the whole album, maybe twice. That trip to the Galapagos? The socks you got for Christmas? Your best friend's husband's co-workers birthday party where you wore the jeans that really showed off your ass? I've seen it all. I love looking at other people's photos. Always have.

Are you on Facebook? What's your favorite part?

13 comments:

  1. I am on Facebook because of peer pressure. I really haven't gotten in to it. Wait! My favorite part is that you look at my pictures. Wait again! You took a bunch of them so I guess you could have looked at them anyway.

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  2. Me too, me too, me too - you have perfectly summed up my relationship with Facebook. Oh yeah, I too have looked at every last one of every last Facebook friend's photos - uh huh, twice! Why do I Facebook? A little peer pressure, a little morbid curiosity, a little vanity (not that I have much to be vain about). And now I'm dipping into the Twitter thing... argh.

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  3. I've been on Facebook for a short time. I enjoy finding old friends or them finding me.

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  4. I just joined the other day. So far I have managed to avoid getting into to it at a crack-addict level, but time will tell... :)

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  5. Apparently I need to add more photos. :)

    And the photos of my high school friends are giving me complexes... I may spend the afternoon at Fashion Shots.

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  6. What the hell? You're on Facebook?

    I'm gonna stalk you and your online photo albums now.

    Too bad, so sad.

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  7. I like it because it is a whole come together thing. People I knew in high school but didn't really know and now I see what amazing people they are.
    The funny one lines of..."Gert is doing dishes" and how all of the sudden that is interesting.
    And the photos for certain. Everyone... aging, growing and their families and children and lives... who they have become now from then.
    Its very civilized.

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  8. The ironic thing here is that I actually can't quite figure out how to properly post photos to my FB profile.

    Deb, PLEASE FIND ME! I can't find anyone on that thing. I'm always waiting until they find me.

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  9. Oh, I can find people. Email me with a list and some identifying characteristics and I'll smoke them out for you.

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  10. I date a fellow that I went to college with who, 15 years later, found me on facebook.

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  11. That's my favorite part.

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  12. That's a pretty good part. If Facebook came with that guarantee I'd be way more excited about it.

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  13. I am on Facebook, and it kind of ruins my life in small ways. I still love it, though. My favorite part? The stalking.

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