Thursday, April 15, 2010
ON JOINING FACEBOOK

So, I finally broke down to peer pressure and joined Facebook. Or, I could say, it's the tipping point in action- it makes rational sense to join FB given the number of people already there. And it's helpful to know people you'll be in college with in less than half a year. But, yeah, mostly its succumbing to the raised eyebrows if you admit to not being on Facebook.

So... observations:

1. I'm now kind of addicted to emoticons after a few months of online forums where they are sprinkled liberally. Seriously, a 'put your tongue out' kind of emoticon was warranted at the end of the last paragraph. Well, obviously, words will need to make do for now.

2. People change. I've heard lots of people rave about old friends which FB put them in touch with. I found myself exclaiming in sort of disappointment that some of my previous best friends liked Twilight and some such stuff! I guess playing with dolls together doesn't translate into the same taste in books, but... sigh.

3. The 'like' button is way overrated.

posted by Clezevra @ 6:38 AM  
4 Comments:
  • At April 15, 2010 at 7:46 AM, Blogger Kirra Serra said…

    No it's not.
    *like*

     
  • At April 15, 2010 at 10:45 AM, Blogger Clezevra said…

    What- you ike your own comment?

     
  • At April 22, 2010 at 11:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    id sush, i can't believe you TOO stooped to that level of commercialising (whatever the spelling is!!) human relationship.
    do you know orkut and fb own every scrap, every pic you post on these sites , even if you delete them ziah

     
  • At April 24, 2010 at 3:00 AM, Blogger Clezevra said…

    Commercialising human relation? I didn't get you. FBing isn't something I'm particularly fond of but it is useful and efficient at getting (and keeping) in touch with people (read The Tipping Point).
    Do you mean some people profit by it? Well, why shouldn't they? The use of phones, for instance, or taking photographs of holidays, that leads to profit too, right? Which behooves the question, why shouldn't it? Certainly, I gain a LOT from the use of FB, phones, photos... why should I not pay for its use to the inventor/ service provider?
    Seriously, go read Fountainhead again.
    Also, regarding the whole photo ownership thing- that's a mutual agreement- people agree to FB owning it (if they do, idk for a fact)in return for the convenience of sharing the pics. That's allowed in an open economy! As for the whole safety debate, that's a risk- as there is in every transaction you enter into in the market.
    By no means am I criticizing your decision to stay out of FB- the cost of it might be a lot more than the benefits it provides you.
    What I'm saying is that there are costs to everything- but they need to be considered relative to benefits, not in isolation.

    PS: What are you up to these days?

     
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