In the wake of the new movie “The Social Network” I probably need to re-think my love-hate relationship with Facebook. It’s ‘The Social Network’ for finding friends, love and marriage, VIDEO
We love it. We hate it. We use it. As a social networking tool it may be extremely valuable. But I had to ask myself these questions:
- Do I really want to see myself in all those impromptu photos?
- Do I care what old boyfriends are up to these days?
- Do I want to keep hearing from them asking me to be a friend — why?
- Do I want to resort to a retrosexual romance whenever I am feeling neglected by my guy in Dubai?
No, I do not.
So do all of you on my “please don’t ask again” list understand why I have ignored your request to be a friend?
And for those of you to whom I did say “Yes” ages ago it was because I really did want to see pictures of you and your children on Facebook. But now between Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn — I am feeling locked in, crowded, overwhelmed. So here I am writing at this ungodly hour (rather posting stuff I write before we go out.)
As I rethink my love-hate relationship, should I get back on after seeing the movie? Maybe, but if you see me, please, please, please
- Please don’t send me games, treats, or sweets unless there is a big prize — maybe a Porsche and driver
- Please don’t play tag with me
- Please don’t post impromtu photos of me stuffing myself with cannollis at the North End
Above the Law, one of my favorite reads, posts this about Facebook “Elie Myst tells us that a group of Facebook users are suing for invasion of privacy. I love what she has written: “When a group of Facebook users sue Facebook for invasion of privacy, it really gives you hope that the legal profession will come out of this recession stronger than ever. The ability of Americans to turn fear and an incomplete understanding of what they signed up for into a full blown lawsuit is like renewable energy to American lawyers.” Are you frightened by_facebook?
Are you secretly looking for love? A key to Facebook success, if you really are looking for love — is to say so. But be discreet. Yes, I have a gorgeous friend who often receives notes from men madly in love with her. I’ll tell you what I tell her: Check them out carefully. Some may turn out to be lifelong love and some may be absolute swindlers. But sometimes, without looking, you find love. Facebook couple with identical names is getting married
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