Thursday, June 3, 2010
My daughter encouraged me to join Face Book, so I joined last weekend. I do not quite have the hang of it. It is not private whatsoever! Conversations on the "Wall" are apparently seen by everyone I have accepted as friends. I have become friends with people I actually do consider friends, but they are friends with people I do not consider friends and will never consider friends. I do not want those jerks reading anything on my wall, or looking at my photos, or even being friends with my friends! This is NOT a good thing.
I have set the privacy controls to the strictest I can, but there is a dilemma: what if I regret accepting a friend? If I sever Face Book ties with that person, will there be irrevocable harm to my real life friendship? I do not want to read on my wall that one of my friends scored his highest on a Face Book game, unless it means he scored the very highest score in the history of the world. That would be impressive. Otherwise it is depressing. I do not want to read bits of other people's lives when I have absolutely no interest in their worm farm or butt ugly grandchildren, same as they do not give a cluck about my stupid chickens. This is why we have blogs! People can choose to not read about my stupid chickens.
There are other problems with Face Book. I tried to be friends with a guy who has the same name as my son. Wonder what the hell that young man thinks about an old, fat woman trying to be friends with him? (Dude, it is NOT what you think.)
I will give it a few more days, but it seems like far too much information out there for far too many people. People I despise are friends-of-friends. I do not want them to have the chance to make fun of me for raising chickens now instead of posting photos of butt ugly grandchildren. I do not want people I hate to know I went out on a Saturday night and had a great time but my only comment was wanting more of the Velvet Cake. For crying out loud.