I like Facebook. I enjoy the status updates because I am, by nature, a little curious about other people and their lives and let’s face it, I am really nosey. Facebook is a virtual neighborhood filled with your past and present friends, acquaintances, frenemies, and family members and snooping is as easy as a click of the mouse. Fantastic!
Lately however, my page has been filling up with cheesy references to extraordinary parents, blurbs about relatives who have suffered from any number of diseases, and all sorts of other exceptional pets, spouses and friends. The important thing to note about these statuses is that it is imperative that it’s only left up for an hour and that it’s copied and pasted by the next person who feels the same way. Approximately 3/4 of my Facebook friends haven’t had an original thought in over a week.
Who knows, maybe this is Facebook guiding me in a less judgmental direction by getting me off the gossip of status updates by eliminating them altogether. It could be I simply needed a push in that direction, but I do find myself wondering if Jane is still together with her second husband/baby daddy/felon. Hmmm I wonder if she has a Twitter account…..