so long facebook
just over a week ago I got myself on facebook and i’ve decided today to let go. i got sticky and tired. facebook is wonderful and it’s all very well put together, to the point that it’s addictive. for me, it’s like big, candy-coated cake. it was really tasty but after a short while it became somewhat cloying.
of course you can take it in much smaller doses and i can definitely see the appeal to many people but all these dozens of sweet yet overly infantile applications and all the poking and spunking and hugging and zombieing and wall-to-wall and…
this relentless over-socializing is tiring. i found myself enjoying it for a while but this overdose of hugely addictive pseudo-wit and imbecility, it’s just not for me.
interestingly enough the bit i enjoyed most and made me reconsider my opinion was the twitter-like feature where people write what they are doing now. I totally get the appeal in it but i experienced this with very mixed feelings. on the one hand i’m sold to the idea of ambient intimacy – there is indeed something charming in the ways it makes us feel closer to people we somehow care for but in whose lives weâ€™re not able to participate as closely as weâ€™d like. but on the other hand there’s a very very thin line between the charm and intimate wit to the excessive, sticky noise and personally I’m not good with being selective and taking these things in small doses. i really envy people who can.
I empathise too much with people. i find people extremely interesting even if they are not always like so. thats why i struggle to keep my blogroll to under a hundred. if I didn’t have other stuff to do I could have sit and read and comment on blogs all day long. same with facebook same with twitter. but at the end of the day It really provides no benefit and value to me. so i’m stepping out so i can focus on the stuff that does.