September 13, 2009 @ 9:36 pm by sean
In facebook’s nascent days I remember a number of articles discussing the effects of social networking on the lonely and the socially popular (there must be a better word). The conclusions I remember, being, the rich get richer, the poor get poorer. Not that I think I’m lonely, but I’m wondering if I think my life is boring because I seem consider the collective status updates and photos on my facebook as an exciting life for each individual person. When viewed as a whole, it does indeed look like they all have exciting, social lives. This is also in distinct contrast to my non-facebooked life. The unfacebooked life is not worth living. I use it, sure, but I don’t upload my own photos, rarely have a status update that mentions my activities. In addition to that, my activities aren’t generally photographed, and, I guess alone. Not that I don’t think the alone things I do are exciting, but going unphotographed (digitally at least) they go unpostable.
Typing this while watching tennis has proved to be more difficult than I anticipated. Also, in a semi-reclined chair with the keyboard on my lap, I’m feeling a bit more of the lame-blogger stigma. Before I start subjective commentary on tennis with a strong bias based on no legitimate knowledge or experience, I’ll retire to something more productive.