It has been a while since I've blogged. Facebook took over my life. It is easy to keep in touch, blog, chat, comment, like and all that jazz. The world was my oyster, or so it seemed in there. But the disillusionment with Facebook has begun. Somehow I cannot comprehend the 'networking' concept at play there. People who are unwilling to greet you or reciprocate your smile are your 'friends' on the site. I started receiving friend requests from people who study in the same institution but I am pretty sure wouldn't have 2 seconds to acknowledge my presence if I were standing right in front of them, in flesh and blood. So the question arises - why would I want to open to them the door to my personal life. How I celebrated my birthday and my comments on my friend's class five picture should never be on their Facebook homepage. Why would they want to know about me when they cannot make an effort to know me? It is befuddling to be honest. I am sure a million debates have already happened over whether Facebook is good or bad. And I guess the biggest argument against my blogspot idea as opposed to my Facebook page would be that anyone anywhere could read my blogs covertly while Facebook at least tries to restrict the entry. But I suppose I'd rather have strangers read my cryptic pointers to my life than people who can put two and two together. And anyhow, I'd rather tell it to someone's face than assume their reading-between-the-lines skills. When numbers begin to mean more than the people behind the numbers it just seems futile - the entire exercise of social networking. An excess of networking and an unforgivable neglect of 'social'.
Labels: Facebook, Social Networking