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Friday, May 25, 2007

This 'Facebook' thing

I've never really been one for social networking sights. They tend to bore me, with endless memes that are so dull they even make The Daily Mumble look like a good read. Don't even get me started on Mixi - it clearly points towards the need for a revolution in the education system. What's extra interesting is that whenever anyone discusses anything that has slightly more substance than "I tried the new potato-flavoured KitKat today, oisshiiiiiiiii" then the comments come to an abrupt stop. I think the fact that Japan is the world's No. 1 when it comes to blogging speaks oodles about the society. OOOh I so want a good old riot. Everyone tearing their clothes off and racing through the streets shouting "Go and shove an apron up your nose Mr Abe San".

Which brings me neatly on to Facebook.

I only really discovered this social networking site last week. I've been registered on it for a while but never paid any attention to it. I'd occasionally get messages through it from a Canadian friend, but other than that it was as meaningless to me as spending more than £30 on a mango.

Then it all happened. I can't remember who triggered my visit, but anyway, I logged in, and found some tool where it automatically scans your brain and add all your friends in real life to your facebook account.

And then, BANG!! The facebook thing explodes!

The thing that really gets me is the way that all these friends from all these different circles all appear on the same page. Notes from friends from when I was at school 19 years ago saying what they're up to today, right next to abuse and insults from my current uni coursemates. Old work colleagues complaining about how my old boss did something really silly last week, to professor yaffle telling the mice how to clean the ship. Ok, so that last one isn't quite true, but I think you get my point.

Anyway, basically, the message is, if you're not on Facebook, get on Facebook, and watch your entire life slosh away down the broadband time drain.

oyasumi

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