Last Person on the Planet to Join Facebook

26 07 2009

Okay, I’ve only been on Facebook for about 14 hours, and already it thinks in its eerie collective consciousness wisdom, that what I need to notice most, is The COLON CLEANSE REPORT!!!!!

How the heck does this thing work?

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16 responses

26 07 2009
Meg

Welcome to the new playground. You’ll figure it out.

26 07 2009
Nance Confer

No, no, no. People seem to think that. But, really, I don’t get it.

I’ve been subbed (or whatever it is) to Facebook for a long time. And every once in a while, I get a request from someone who wants me to be their “friend.” And if I know who they are, I say, “OK.” And then what? 🙂

I just accepted an invite from JJ’s Facebook page to be her “friend.” Now what? 🙂

Or maybe it’s OK that I don’t know. I seem to have missed the whole Twitter thing, too.

Nance

26 07 2009
JJ

I am NEVER twittering. Even if I thought it might be interesting, the name is just too idiotic . . . 😉

26 07 2009
COD

The real reason JJ will never Twitter is that the thought of being limited to 140 characters scare the hell out of her 🙂

26 07 2009
JJ

He got me — heck, I probably need more than that to say why I can’t do it!

27 07 2009
NanceConfer

LMAO!

Nance

27 07 2009
lori

I do believe *I* am now the last person not on Facebook. Thank you.

27 07 2009
lori

Oh, wait. My husband’s not on it, either.

27 07 2009
JJ

Thanks Meg, for the heads-up about my unfriendly-friend setting, is it fixed now?

27 07 2009
Meg

‘fraid I can’t tell any more.

4 08 2009
sam

Yeah, I’m late to this conversation, but I’m chiming in anyway. I’m late because I haven’t been keeping up with my reader lately and the posts here just kept piling up, seeming to grow more insurmountable by the day. I really do have to set aside more than skimming time for Snook visits.

I love Facebook and Myspace because I can keep up with people so easily. Friends, like my bff in Nashville or my other friend in MD or the one that just moved to San Diego, don’t seem so far away. It’s also fun to keep up with local friends through these sites.

I did recently unfriend all my old high school people on Fb because I was so tired of their anti progressive and anti Obama rants that randomly showed up. It was always so frustrating to find myself firing back with sense and then realizing it was only going to piss people off, including me.

So I unfriended them, and now I can go back to being gay and taking quizzes that insist I’m not girly at all. And I can also feel closer to so many people that have been what I think of as my “blogging friends.”

Or maybe I’m just a dork, mesmerized by the bright and shiny new thing, not to mention Vampire Wars, my new love.

4 08 2009
JJ

Good for you, sam. And I am learning this week on FB that I don’t want to find most of my old high school friends either, if that helps you put your own feelings in perspective. There are a couple of (guys, oddly) friends that I did send requests to and they accepted, because we were sort of smart kids together but they weren’t too close and I never dated them. 🙂

The girls I was close to pretty much ganged up against me by the time I was a junior and rarin’ to be in college (and more sexually free than their upbringing prescribed.) A couple actually either married or themselves became ministers, okay? We don’t need to get together in virtual space or anywhere else, so they can cluck their tongues at me all over again!

4 08 2009
COD

I find the “hide” functionality very handy. I’ve probably hidden the updates from about 30 people now. I probably just should have unfriended them, but the hide is more passive aggressive. They think the right wing propaganda is getting though to me, but it’s not 🙂

4 08 2009
JJ

You can hide your updates? I thought that was just for hiding your birthdate. 😉

4 08 2009
COD

You can hide other updates – so they don’t clog up your newsfeed. Very useful for fundie homeschoolers or people that post 15 links and 10 status updates a day. When looking at your Facebook homepage hover your mouse at the right edge of the center column next to any update and the hide option should pop up.

4 08 2009
JJ

Thanks, you are my online tech guru . . .

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