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I am hopped up on cold medication.

Facebook is finally getting strange. First normal people from high school (as opposed to the numerous fundies) show up, including a good friend I fell out of touch with years ago, then today I found Robert Hayden and Chuck. And they both say nice things about me, which only confuses me further.

If Jolly Green or Steve-the-only-Mexican-I've-sort-of-dated show up, I am going to be really, really confused.


In other news, the Ravenshire catch-all accounts get a lot of Russian dating spam messages. If I thought I could find a woman as lovely as baronessvarla's Alex, I would start answering them. Bowls!



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Apr. 17th, 2009 03:59 am (UTC)
Facebook is strange in so many ways...
Apr. 17th, 2009 04:20 am (UTC)
Awwwwwww! So sweet! I think Alex was a one in million catch on CraigsList. hahaha
Apr. 17th, 2009 05:45 am (UTC)
Facebook keeps recommending people I may know, and I do know most of them, I just don't want to. I love ignore.
Apr. 17th, 2009 05:51 am (UTC)
Facebook recommends people I presumably know from somewhere but I usually have no idea who they are -- or I remember them from high school and have no reason to want to talk to them. Most of my former high school classmates are fundies or conservatives. Which is fine, but why be Facebook friends with people I still have nothing to make small talk with about years later?

Hayden and Chuck turned up when I did the "find people from your IM contacts" bit and I'm glad to be in touch with them again, they are good people. I'm probably going to give Chuck some guff about being in Korea though, it's like the Air Force has made his career a tour of places nobody wants to go -- we met in NC, then he was stationed in Idaho and now Korea.
Apr. 17th, 2009 07:45 am (UTC)
Yeah, one of my High School buddies found me on FB.

And he's a fundy. When I posted praising Iowa and Vermont, he cut and pasted a antigay diatribe.

Aside from that, I like the guy, so declined to beat him to death with logic.
Apr. 17th, 2009 11:08 am (UTC)
I read an article in Stars and Stripes about "online network fatigue."

Something like that.

Anyway, it was a sense of being overloaded with contact with people all around ... everywhere, through facebook, twitters, and a dozen other things.

It focused on this 20 year old kid who looks forward to his summers because it gives him a chance to get away from all that and focus on his guitar and his nearby friends.

It also pointed out that web networking can leave people feeling unsatisfied, because you only get little blips of compacted and abreviated communication instead of actual conversations.

It also rather glaringly neglected to mention Livejournal anywhere in the article.

I agree, to a point. I think the web has the potential to help people keep up and even rekindle long-range relationships in ways that written letters just can't. I know this because I am living proof of it ...

... but I also agree that it can be used ... wastefully, or "just 'cause."

So I feel your pain.


Doom: NO! You have unraveled my plot to undo the minds of humanity with useless twitterbabble! Curse you! You may have won this round, but DOOM shall return!
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