Feb. 17th, 2008 @ 10:47 pm
So, I canceled my friendster account today. If your friend count went down by one that's why.
I think I'm deciding that I don't get anything out of most of these social networks. They were nifty ideas at first... but with the number of them there are to manage, and the number of invitations, notices, alerts, applications, "pokes", etc., I just don't have the time to spend on something that ultimately provides me with no value.
If you want me to know how you are, IM me. txt me. email me. call me. see me. but you can no longer friendster me.
I predict the demise of my other profiles someday also....
|Date:||February 18th, 2008 02:17 pm (UTC)|| |
un-joining the crowds
Thanks doll. I just un-friendstered and un-orkut-ed. That only leaves facebook (daily addict), linkedin (2x week), connexion (daily), gay.com (weekly), gaydar (2x year), ...
|Date:||February 18th, 2008 07:46 pm (UTC)|| |
Re: un-joining the crowds
yeah... i'm not deleting my facebook yet just because it gets enough traction to be interesting (or perhaps too much). LinkedIn I'm on because... well... you almost have to. gay.com I don't even know wny I have anymore. The rest I'm not on.
...but then again, I'm on "other" social networking sites that have actual purposes to them... sooo... ;)
|Date:||February 18th, 2008 05:38 pm (UTC)|| |
soc.networking sites are pretty lame. i mean, if i wanted to cruise all of my friend's friends, i would just go to more social functions, you know? and that's really all they're good for, for the most part.
|Date:||February 18th, 2008 07:09 pm (UTC)|| |
I was attempting to write something as a rebuttal laced with sarcasm, but I just can't do it with a straight face. I don't see why you think constant spam, I mean friend requests, from hot latin american babes, or invitations to rank, rate, or buy your friends could possibly be lame?
Well, I do think they have some level of usefulness... for example, my sister currently posts pics of my nephew up... and it's kinda nice to be able to just click on a person and send them a note.
My issue is all of huckie
's comments below, and the basic fact that there are just too many of them.
As for boyhunting... well... I DO live 4 blocks from The Crib now. :P
(as if :P)
|Date:||February 18th, 2008 11:01 pm (UTC)|| |
I have to admit, the photo features in Facebook are pretty damn cool. It would be nice if LJ's photo features were that advanced.
|Date:||February 18th, 2008 07:47 pm (UTC)|| |
soc.networking sites are pretty much used to cruise and to maintain passiveagressive relationships with people you don't really care about but feel like you should maintain. if you really cared about them they'd be in your cell phone where you can CALL them.
that said, i went on a tirade a couple months ago and wiped myself off the face of the internet. myspace, orkut, f'ster, $soc.networking site - pretty much all of them. i kept (as far as i could tell - exactly 2 - lj and linkedin. the former because it's an easy way to stay caught up with friends who, because of my job, i may not be able to see regularly; and linked in to be able to keep professional networking connections alive over long durations.
you and i have met a handful of times in passing here and there and we have quite a few common friends. next time i see you i'll make the connections with you so you know me from john doe here :D
There's a lot of people I've met several times... sorry if you have to do the introduction again next time we pass each other. :) If we ended up being more friends than acquaintances, that would unquestionably change. :)
I actually don't use myspace, etc., to hook up. It's just not worth the effort. I'm on various "other" sites for that purpose... and although I love doing the beautiful little 18yo's, I'm not so specifically on the hunt for them that it really matters.
That being said, I do like it when someone has a place for more pictures, and I do like the ability to do a drama-check on people. But I don't really use them to keep up with people.
As for calling... eh... I avoid that too. text messages have taken that over. actual phone calls are happily rare for me in situations of extended conversation or immediate realtime responses required. That's pretty much it. It's still more personal than the other sites though :P
|Date:||February 18th, 2008 10:58 pm (UTC)|| |
LJ is at least interactive. If you post something, it generally has some level of detail. If we're interested, we can leave comments, ask questions, etc. Now on the opposite end of the spectrum, Facebook status updates are the ultimate in annoying. You can't respond, ask more about them, or pretty much anything. They simply exist for someone to tell the world in a cryptic one-liner, hey look at me. And even if you are interested, you pretty much always feel on the outside of some inside scoop.
|Date:||February 18th, 2008 11:47 pm (UTC)|| |
I feel facebook one liners are just fine. Then again, I just joined twitter and might need therapy. Just last month I noticed a former classmate was going to be in Philadelphia the same time I was there--BANG! we had dinner and caught up. For me, facebook lines become a teaser for me to ask more.