I’ve been using Facebook since I was in my third year of university, at Queen’s. That was about 4-5 years ago.
Back then it was a social network only opened to other students, at various universities across North America. Now I believe there is something like 175 million users? Its opened up communication lines that it is no longer surprising when old teachers, and elementary school enemies add you as a friend. And sometimes you will click through photos of people who don’t know and there isn’t a delayed reaction of is this creeping…I mean, they are public.
Good and bad is what I’m saying.
It also got me thinking, I’ve been blogging for just as long, but why all of a sudden I am bored with blogging and hanging around Facebook more?
Is it because now with the status updates I can say what I want in 150 characters or less? Therefore, it is just laziness? I mean the things going around Facebook now (the quizes, etc) are in no way revolutionary. Anyone who has been around the internet has done the What Colour Are You quiz. Is it the immediacy of it then? Is blogging really dead?
I have to go change my status.
Oh, and I’m purple, if you’re wondering.