I must admit, I dragged my knuckles into the 21st century in some respects and walked upright and faced this brave new world like a somewhat evolved ape-man in others. We made the plunge into HD TV as soon as it was practical. I "monkeyed" with Twitter long enough to realize it wasn't all that bad.
Then came Facebook.
All the questions, wherever I went... "Are you on Facebook? When are you going to get on Facebook?" Etc. Then I did it. Went and opened an account on Facebook. After earlier answers to the above questions had been tossed off with, "Not for me. It just seems rather pointless."
You know, those answers may very well be accurate, now that I am on Facebook. Nevertheless, I am on it a bunch. Although, not much of a contributor there (go figure), I do find it wildly entertaining to read what people say about their lives and the little comments that are posted in response. In a way, it surprises me the things some people will actually post on that thing, for all to read.
It brings to mind the old adage an old journalist once told me. Speech, by and large, disappears as it is spoken. But the written word can be and often is, eternal.
One must be careful as to what one posts on such a site. As is this blog, too. Lest someone takes what you say as an affront to their sensibilities and uses such words against you. For example, the internet is certainly not the place to go to openly bitch about your job or whatever it is life that has you peeved. Those words you wrote can, and will, bite you in the ass.
Plus, I am finding it interesting that some people will post some of the most private details of their lives to random strangers. As if those reading were to have some vague notion of the subject being posted. Yet, when it comes to privacy issues, these people tend to get worked up over private details that are found on the internet... posted by them.
It would seem to me, if you are the least bit concerned about what is and what is not private, why are you telling everyone about yourself that some would consider as private? Fascinating.
Could I live without it? Sure. Do I like it? Sure.
It's like being given the key to the door that everyone wants to know what its hiding.
Happy Facebooking and...