Thursday, December 20, 2007

Socializing is awkward anywhere...even Facebook

Ok, so I finally got facebook - I strongly feel that I need to justify this in some way, but I've found facebook kind of useful. In a couple of days I was able to get in touch with people that I haven't had any contact with in ten years.

But it's kind of weird too. So you send a friend request and the other person recognizes your name and accepts the request. then one of you might send a note or it might just be another notch in your friends list, proving your value through the number of people who are willing to publicly admit that they know you.

And then you can, at a glance, find out things like that they're engaged or have joined a cult. You can also see what groups they've associated themselves with and which games they play, but that doesn't really make it any easier to know what to say to them.

Conversations that start out, "So, you're sacrificing cats in the dead of night's that going for you?" probably aren't going anywhere fast.

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