Thursday, March 31, 2011


Although I would probably never end anything I’m facing some troubling aspects to my relationship. I guess I’d change my Facebook status to IT’S COMPLICATED, but I don’t think that would be wise seeing that my troubles are with Facebook.

I have no misconceptions that FB is akin to taking your dirty Calvins and stapling them to the village flagpole. Got it. I’m mostly okay with that, if my Calvins offend you then block me. Lord knows if you keep flinging your drawers towards my hair gel you’re going to get blocked. No harm. No foul.

I guess my point, and I do have one, is that I do have to watch what I’d like the world to know. I have to ask myself do the nieces and nephews really need to know every shade of my life, see my Calvins? I’m thinking no. Isn’t that what Twitter* is for.

Now that I think of it Facebook isn’t detrimental, I get to connect with great people from around the globe that I never would have met otherwise. And cyber stocking is fun. Want to know how much Erwin in SF is pressing these days? Facebook. Stare at Kez’s handsome mug for awhile? No need to fly to Melbourne, Facebook.

So maybe my relationship status isn’t COMPLICATED, I just needed to remember that like in all relationships there are boundaries.

*Twitter is like the mail room at work. Full of packages.


Underground Dude said...

I have a love hate relationship with Facebook. I am pretty good at not flinging my drawers all around, but I find myself checking Facebook and muttering; really!?!? No one cares at a lot of the statuses that appear on my news feed. But then again, there are probably many muttering the same thing when they read my status updates.

Pac said...

Complicated is right. It doesn't help I'm a complete friend-whore who can't say "no" to a friend request. I trace this back to my childhood, where the only friends that didn't beat me up and give me wedgies were complete fabrications of my own imagination. (Note to self: therapy.)

I do draw the line at Facebook drama and have been known to ruthlessly defriend those who have brought unpleasantness to my otherwise utopian Wall.

Wonder Man said...

I have 2 FBs. one for real and the other for the blog

steven whittingstall said...

Facebook can get to you, finding out what poeple have been spending their money on things you wished you had. People telling far to much about there love life and video can be too much for you. At the end of the day its a place to talk to mates and also you can just pull the plug out if it gets too much

cb said...

Yeah-- I don't "do" Facebook very much. Occasional updates. Maybe for chatting with hot guys. But that's it.

It bothers me.