Wednesday, March 21, 2007

This social networking thing doesn't bang my drum

As an observer of media and how people use it, I decided to get my tuchus on to facebook. I'm also on YouTube, Digg, Mog, mySpace (for viewing purposes only, I hate my Space), Blogger, Flickr, Multiply, IMDb, Amazon, eBay, Delicious, BlogShares, Koolanoo (the jewish myspace) and the list goes on.
Coupled with my 4 various email addresses, the profiles I keep for anonymity and 3 online bank accounts - I have so many user identities and profiles, it is a wonder I can keep track of all the passwords.

I've also been playing this online matchmaking game. I'm a love god who has to match up couples. I can break up other players couples, and i can make some of my guests hotter. It's a lot of fun and the end prize is a holiday for a week somewhere in QLD or something. I'm not going to win, but I'm helping someone out who is ranked 1. It is a bit of fun- but it's a lot of effort. Every day I have to feed this thing- take my couples out on dates, make the whingers hotter. It's becoming more of a hassle.

The same with Facebook. You have to nurture your profile like a little seed. Day after day continue to nurture it and add things. It just eats away time and don't see the purpose. I only want my close friends to see what I'm doing and even then, if it's that important they know, I'll call them or they will be doing whatever it is with me.

And the randoms! Give me strength to handle the randoms. Who are these people that want to be friends with me? If I haven't spoken to you in the last 5 years (at least) there is probably a reason. I don't think things are going to be any easier in the digital realm. I'm pretty sure we won't speak there either.
In the beginning I had some guilt. I let people in. Since I woke up to this ridiculousness, I've removed people. I've declined some requests. I don't mind. I don't want you knowing about my daily activities. And if I don't know you, I don't know you. Digital will fortunately keep that same status, it's virtual.

So, I think I'm giving up Facebook. The incessant updates into my email are annoying. The blog thing is ok. It's simple, self explanatory and if you're into it, you keep coming. Otherwise you leave it for a while. I don't really need to know and that's kind of the way I like it.

1 comment:

assaf said...

Nice one Deb! Thumbs up :)
I'm not worthy :) You are such a good blogger...