Monday, October 5, 2009

Facebook Fail

You may remember that I tried Twitter, since it's all the rage, but decamped quickly back to Plurk. It's much more conversational. Why, then, did I join Facebook? I really have no idea, except for a rather nebulous idea that it might be good for my Etsy shop.

So I have a page with my name on it, and I have some "friends". I have not posted my picture, nor have I posted to anyone's "wall". Not even my own. I haven't even logged on in days. Clearly, I'm not grasping the near-universal appeal of Facebook, and I haven't quite figured out how this is supposed to be benefiting my business.

I hate to think the problem is that I'm too old, but it's a distinct possibility. While I can cope with email, the blog, Plurk, my iPod, and a few other newfangled things, I can't seem to get on board with certain concepts. Like texting. I just don't get it. Yeah, I'm sure it's convenient, but really--for every essential text message sent, I'm positive there are about a thousand sent that say nothing more important than, "OMG that guy is 2 hawt!!" or "wat r u doing?"

Yep, those last few sentences confirm it. I've become an old fart. My kids will agree, I'm sure. They're probably posting on their walls at this very moment: "OMG, my mom is soooo lame!!" I would go look, but I have to go take my teeth out and clean them.


Anonymous said...

I haven't really caught on to the whole facebook thing either. I signed on a few months ago after a friend told me that it was easier to keep in touch with your friends than myspace. I hardly ever log on and I don't really care about every little mundane thing that people do in their day to day.

On the upside I have got back in touch with a few high school friends that I had lost touch with.

The Calico Cat said...

I've never even heard of plurk.

SewSweetStitches said...

I've never even heard of nebulous. Is it some sort of senior social networking site?

Anonymous said...

SewSweetStitches is officially a moron. The end.