Sunday, August 05, 2007

Addiction

I think I'm addicted to Facebook. I've been using it for about a month now and I'm having a bit too much fun with it. It has been just a bit much fun adding friends, sending items for gardens, buying my friends fish and drinks, and having way too much fun gossiping about people changing their relationship status.

Who are my friends on Facebook? My boy. My sister. Everyone in my team at work. My boss in Sydney. My friends from my old job. My sisters friends. People from school I haven't seen since my 21st birthday. My work clients. Friends I've lost touch with and haven't seen since they left the country in 1999. The HR consultant who employed me in my current job. Every single person on my list, I've met at least once.

MySpace is sooooo 2006. I keep getting random friend requests from people I've never heard of, and the amount of spam I get on MySpace is absurd. I'm just not interested. If it wasn't the only way I've got to keep in touch with some of my younger cousins, I wouldn't be there at all anymore. I prefer the layout of Facebook, so much cleaner. Nothing on Facebook has made me want to throw the screen out the window from the vile clashing of colours and flashing images.

I'm enjoying reconnecting with people I don't see enough. It has been really fun hearing about people I haven't seen for a very long time, and finding out just what they've been doing with their lives. Some of the choices have really surprised me, and some have done exactly what I thought they would. For me, the best bit is seeing people happy with the choices they have made. That or they are really good actors.

6 comments:

velvet said...

Boy, I feel out of it. I've never been on Facebook. The last thing that I need is another addiction, though, so perhaps I should stay away! LOL

MyUtopia said...

I did myspace for awhile as an effort to keep in touch with people, but I found e-mail was more private and more convenient.

Mike M said...

My daughter uses Facebook

thethinker said...

I looove Facebook. It's really going to help me keep in touch with high school friends after I go off to college.

Princess Banter said...

I did Friendster reluctantly for a while until I started getting addicted as I finally was finding out what the people I used to know are up to now. However, with the nascent of MySpace, Facebook, Xanga, et al... the concept just became a tad too overplayed. Nonetheless, I do think it's an awesome idea to create these things. It literally puts new meaning to the internet connecting people.

evalinn said...

Interesting. I just got invited and I will set up an account, as soon as I get my new computer... A little addiction is healthy sometimes, as long as it passes...