Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Dangers of the Internet

I feel the need to explain myself. I, once again, have gotten sucked into the vortex of Facebook! Aggghhh! So, I had actually closed my page (since I think even in the Internet world it was rusting from disuse) and, truly, had no plans to re-open it. Until, my MOM, started talking about her Facebook page. What?! Now, my mom is not old, and neither is she stupid. She is just not a big fan of technology. She was one of the last to start a blog, among other things. So, it was a little hard for me to take. Then there is the matter that everyone else knew what parties were being planned, activities attended and what their second cousin twice-removed in the backwood of Georgia was doing! Good grief!

Now, anyone that knows me knows I hate to be left out. This was too much. So, just as enticing as sin, I have been tempted into the never-ending labyrinth of social inter-"networking". I am hoping I won't let it get away with me. The chances don't look good. Yesterday alone I think I was on there 4 or 5 times. Not doing anything but wasting time. At least with my blog I feel it is cathartic and I am recording my thoughts for posterity (not that they will want to read them!). I guess with Facebook I am developing relationships. I have "spoken" several times with my brother's girlfriend, who is an absolute doll. I just hope I can guard against Facebook stalking and random gossip. And most certainly against the diseases of foot-in-mouth (yes, you can catch this online!) and TMI (there is definitely an overabundance of information!) Only time will tell...


  1. i wondered why you weren't on facebook! lol we must become facebook friends my dear! although you are right about the addicting part-soooo tempting!

  2. I'm glad you're on Facebook. I think it's fun! Now.... stay in touch with me better!! ;)

    ~ Jen

  3. least it's not drugs or alcohol? You can quit ANYTIME :)

  4. Now about those mom comments. A girl has to do what a girl has to do to keep up and not be left behind in the world of communication. Besides, you know I never was much for letter writing. Do you even remember what that is? JKY. Love, MOM

    PS: I can't decide which I like better, facebook, or TMing.



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