Thoughts on Facebook

Random thoughts about facebook and/or myspace:

  • Poke? What’s this? I’ve been poked? So, like… what do I do? Do I report this to some kind of authority? I mean, we don’t just do this at the mall. Hey. Poke. What are you going to do? It’s not done that way. Oh, wait. I can poke them back. I see. Just like we learned in preschool — when you get poked, you poke back. We got in trouble for it, too.
  • Is it wierd that I know more about people on facebook than I do about the people I actually see every day?
  • We don’t send e-mail anymore. We write on people’s walls. But we put up things that don’t belong on walls, at least I think. I don’t envision driving through Chicago and seeing in graffitti: “Hey, man. Just wondered what Jessica’s screen name is. Lat’r!”
  • Sometimes Facebook turns mere acquaintances into high-maintenance friends.
  • One of my favorite quotes about technolgoy has some harsh language, but I still think is true, espeically in light of this post. “Technology is a whore that promises what it cannot deliver”. Love it.
  • Am I off here? Seriously. I love facebook. I’m just thinking out loud.

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    2 Responses to Thoughts on Facebook

    1. Al says:

      Adam,

      I have found that I can connect with people on facebook that wouldn’t take the time if I lived in the same town. They can send a message (which I do more than write on walls) and we can carry on a conversation over serveral hours or even days.

      Additionally, I have reconnected to students who where part of my youth group when you not even in on yet. There would be no way to connect if not for facebook.

      And if I have become a high matainance friend sorry – just tell me to back off. Hope things are going well for ya!

    2. radblog says:

      Don’t worry, Al. You’re not one of those “high maintenance” friends. In fact, no one on my facebook is one of those. It’s in reference to something a friend of mine mentioned — where you’re granting strangers access to the depths of your personal information, and at what risk?

      Facebook and MySpace are excellent tools for keeping in touch and I’m just thinking out loud about this whole thing. It’s Web 2.0, where instead of passive observers (1.0) we’re contributing content and interacting with the content of others. Facebook, for example…

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