Friday, April 10, 2009

Facing Facebook

So I signed up on Facebook. I did this so it looks like I'm not afraid of new technology.

Okay, I'm afraid of technology. I'm afraid to click on anything for fear the thing will say "Sisiggy is clicking on things because she doesn't know what she's doing."

Now what?

No, seriously. I don't know what to do about it. I searched through my old high school stuff and none of "my crowd" is there (figures...). So now what?

I only clicked on one "friend" (thanks, Jag) who I knew wouldn't turn me down. Because I'm totally afraid I'm going to ask Dirtman or one of the Heirs to be my friend and they would be joking around and turn me down and they I'd have this entry on Facebook that says, "Dirtman does not want to be Sisiggy's friend," which would be really embarrassing.

...and what is the point of all that, anyway? Do you really care what I'm doing in that kind of detail? Really?

Well, I guess I'd better put a face on Facebook. Or part of a face.

Just a warning, though -- and an apology. If something of mine -- my address or name or URL or account or location or whatever -- showed up somewhere in your meters or software: I'm not stalking you. I just don't know what I'm doing. I may have dropped by, but I didn't know I was there, so I didn't say hello or anything. If I'm annoying you, my e-mail address is in the sidebar and you can yell at me that way.

I know how to work e-mail.


a simple yarn said...

Run now.
Get out while you can.
It'll suck the life out of you.
Have a nice day!

jagosaurus said...

I swear to you as your actual friend that I will not inundate you with all that gift/quiz crap.

Sisiggy said...

Cheryl: I don't know what to run from. It's just kind of there. I mean, I didn't click on every person I vaguely knew to be "my friend" -- just the same people who really are my friends. Now I'm afraid to go on my own Facebook page for fear I will be sucked into its vortex.

Jag: Oh, no. There's gift/quiz crap? I hate that reciprocity stuff that's supposed to give the illusion of popularity.
I suppose wanting to be the "unpopular" Facebook person is rather missing the mark?

Leslie Shelor said...

I just ignore all the gift and quiz crap, unless it comes from Jag, who I am afraid to ignore. I just "friended" you!

Darkgarden said...

You dork.

Gwynne said...

Okay, we're friends. Now what? Doesn't it feel like 5th grade? I'll send the invitation to Dirtman if you want, you know, so he doesn't know it's from you. ;-)

Meg said...

I'm new to Facebook too and not terribly active on there...My work friends insisted I join, but I'm not really seeing the point much. I friended you over there for whatever that's worth. And I ditto what Jag said...

jagosaurus said...

Leslie, if I ever sent you any gift or quiz crap, it was purely accidental and occurred as I was trying to block said gift/quiz application.