:: A few weeks ago I joined Facebook again. It had been about 5-6 years since I’d deleted my last account, so I was able to start fresh over there. I used a different email address even.
No particular incident precipitated my decision to get involved again. All I can say is that I was curious to see how people who I know are now using it, and how FB has changed over the years. Re-joining was a bit of an experiment to see if I fit in over there, or not.
:: After years of blogging, my immediate impression of Facebook is, quite simply, it’s cute. Scrolling through all the status updates from my new [old?] FB friends, I feel like I’ve gone back in time to when blogs were brand new and everyone had a blog, even if they didn’t know what to do with the blog.
So far all the FB status updates that I’ve seen have been a few sentences long– &/or involved a photo– &/or shared a link. They remind me of many early blog posts, before blogging became more focused + polished. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with these updates, but I find it difficult to know what to say about them.
:: In my first status update, I told FB to dazzle me. And well, while the people who I’ve connected with are delightful, the system as a whole leaves me in mind of The Big Bang Theory episode about Leonard and Leslie’s experimental date kiss.
Which is to say that like Leslie’s evaluation of Leonard’s kiss, I’m finding FB to have: “reasonable technique, no extraneous spittle, but feeling no arousal at all.” Meaning that it just might be that FB is not the place for me to shine. And that’s okay by me.