I have reluctantly joined this crazy thing called "Facebook" and it appears that I have more friends than I ever imagined. 55, and that is just so far! 1 day and 55 friends - I can't wait to see what a full week holds. I will be a Facebook legend.
The real reason that I joined was I thought it could direct more traffic to this Blog, and heaven knows how I enjoy people reading my drivel.
Apparently, according to Facebook lore and written script, you don't even really have to be "friends" with a person to be "Facebook friends". In order to be Facebook friends, you really only need to have:
1. At some time in your life, known the person.
2. At some time in your life, spoken to the person.
3. At some time in your life, known someone who knows the person.
4. Been alive during the past 50 years.
I now have virtual friends that I would not want to spend more than 5 minutes with in my real life.
Over the course of 24 hours, I have spent entirely too much time racking my brain of people I once knew in hopes that they might, just maybe, want to be my Facebook friend.
I have also received requests from people to be their friend. They must know me somehow, but I, for the life of me, have no idea who these people are. Should I accept their friendship out of pity - a Facebook pity date of sorts? Or should I reject them and their undying love for Mr. Cheeseboy? And what does it matter if I do accept or reject these people? They are just make believe friends anyway.
Are these Facebook friends going to come help me move when I call them and plead, "but we're Facebook friends?!" Will they call me on my birthday? Would they even come to my funeral?Maybe 10 - 15% of them.
This leads me to the question I have to ask: What is the point of all this anyway? To chat with people I don't want to chat with? To write on someone's "wall"? To pretend like you are popular? To give people that have entirely too much time on their hands at work something to do. I don't need Facebook for any of that - I have the Blog O' Cheese - my preferred online time waister.
No, I think I will check my Facebook profile occasionally just to see how many people want to be my "fake friend" and pretend to be cool enough to know me, but I think I will continue to spend most of my online time perfecting the Blog O' Cheese.
PS - Please logon and be my Facebook friend.