Ok, I've just about had it with these friend-networking sites like Myspace, Friendster, and Facebook. I'm not going to act like I've never used these sites, but I will use this as my defense: the only reason I ever joined was because I got this illness and I needed something easy to do that would occupy my attention. Haha, don't you like how I partake in the forbidden fruit but find a great excuse for doing so!!!
Truth be told, it was kinda nice reconnecting with old friends, plus keeping in touch was a lot easier. So I started softening up a bit on my previously inexplicable hatred of these sort of sites... it was fun leaving friends stupid messages... but my leniency wasn't going to last...
I think Myspace is the worst, it is just such a piece of shit, it's always buggy and the default design looks like crap. Plus they got bought by some stupid company run by a megalomaniac. Facebook is a little better designed than Myspace but it strikes me as so damn posh and exclusionary. It also just feels so intrusive, anytime you change any little thing on your profile everyone you know is alerted! Feels like Orwell's 1984... Friendster isn't even worth talking about.
I don't know, there's something about these sites that is soooo annoying, I can't quite put my finger on it. I guess they seem so fake to me, or, people come across as really fake in the way they attempt to define and present themselves. It feels like everyone is advertising themselves, or trying to sell themselves. I know I'm being pretty harsh and maybe reading a lot into nothing, I mean, seriously, who cares? Well, I don't know what it is, but I felt this crazy urge to just trash these sites, I can only assume I'm joining a growing chorus of people who hate these sites. Hmmm, I do still use these sites, albeit rarely, well... I feel like an old person talking about how they hate these new fandangled technologies, a condition otherwise known as misocainea (someday I will have to explain how in God's name I know that word!). But I really do like new technologies, witness my love of Youtube!
Anyways, do you hate these sites? If you do, please give me the reasons, I feel silly railing against these sites with no coherent argument! Plus I still find them useful... I'm sure there's a lot of analogies I could make right now about using something but hating it... but I can't think of anything.