Look at me. I’m oh so popular. I have hundreds of friends (ok, more like 70) and 25 of them (ok, more like one) liked the post I just added five minutes ago. No comments – yet. Oh wait, and it’s my birthday, too? I almost forgot. Look at my wall. Pretty impressive that everyone remembers me on my special day (not to mention that Facebook sends them all a little reminder, but that’s beside the point.) This is all pretty overwhelming considering I was never that popular in high school, except for my drama and choir friends. Which should give you a pretty good idea of just where I fell on the popularity spectrum. But on Facebook, I’m a superstar. Someone just tagged me in a photo. Everyone is saying how beautiful we are. Damn, I’m feeling pretty good about myself today. Facebook is my best friend, ever.
Word to the wise: Facebook can be your friend, if you have a life outside of it. It’s nice to know that someone, anyone, cares that you went to Zumba last night or had a roast beef sandwich for lunch. And birthdays aren’t too bad, either.
What do you think? Note: Your comments may be published anonymously in the upcoming book, “Wise Before 25, 50 Things Young Women Need to Know.”
So true! It’s a great way to connect and reconnect with people. But we can be so quick to let FB replace real life connections. Gotta get out the door and have some real facetime too.
Facetime – wait, isn’t that a program on the Mac where you don’t have to go out of your house and video chat? 🙂 Another example of how we have so many ways not to connect in person. But it sure beats the phone, unless you’re in your pajamas, haven’t showered and aren’t wearing any makeup. But seriously, I feel like I should have expanded on this post and will do so in the book. There’s a lot to be said on this subject.