Life was easier in 2005. Our friends were the special folks in our life that we saw all the time. We’d email them and they’d respond and we’d kept a sort of daily banter, but we saw eachother live and in person.
Fast forward 6 years and a gazillion bits of memory later and we have…facebook, google+, twitter, gowalla, foursquare, and so many more…it’s ridiculous.
Who needs that many ways to keep in touch with the same group of people!
The people you liked and saw, you kept up with them, their lives, their problems, and you offered a hand or a shoulder to cry on. Your distance to travel was probably short, but your stamina for these people was great.
Today. Now. We are all about now. We are all about living social. We are all about the instant gratification of letting people know exactly what we are doing. Well…I am not, but lots of people are. Lots of celebrities are now interactive!
Wow @AndersonCooper you can read my twitter status by simply adding your name with an @ symbol. How freaking ridiculous!
They don’t care!
WE don’t care!
We love you and think you are special but we honestly don’t care if you are eating dinner with George Patton at The Russian Tea Room.
Facebook has also lead to some drama.
Wow – ever want to feel like you’re in high school?! Post a blib about who you are seeing. Post a comment about who went to rehab. Post a note about what you think about your former best friend who is now your aunt. (Okay – so I haven’t done any of those things and none of my best friends are my aunts…unless they became my Aunt before they were my friend.)
But you get the point right?
Life was also easier on the dating front. You never had to ask yourself if you are in fact, “Facebook official.” What the heck does that mean anyway?!
Why does life have to be so complicated?!
It doesn’t, really. You don’t have to participate in the drama. You don’t have to post about anything of real signifigance. You don’t even have to post at all; and you CAN block your wall from everyone except yourself.
Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Gowalla your experience with these tools is what you make it. You can pretend your still a 15 year old gossip or you can grow up.
Those that care about who and what we post about on facebook are the same people that care about who and what you are in real life.
These are the people that through it all will be there with a shoulder to cry on, a tissue to wipe your nose, and a bottle of Jack to numb the pain.
These are also the people who hold your hand a pray with you. They pray for the bumps in life to be small and the rewards to be great.
After all the facebook drama don’t you want to go out and enjoy people in person?
I do. See you around at my favorite places. Cheers!