Facebook is all of these things, and so much more.
How many annoying invites to join your mafia or water your garden do you have to send me? While I may be a stay at home mom, and clearly you think I don't have anything to do all day long (and maybe I don't) I still don't want to play farmville
Now that I have a facebook profile, people keep finding me. They send you invitations to be their "friends." Let's be honest about this- it's awkward, right? Oh, hey like we were in the same third grade class and I sat behind you, we never spoke but let's be facebook friends? Um, I'm gonna pass.
Instead, I have to post pictures and announce my relationship status, and list all of my family and friends- and oh- update everyone regularly on my happenings!
Reading some people's status updates is like watching paint dry...boring! "scratching my ass" "grocery shopping" "can't think of anything to say, but wanting to post here anyway"
Really? Facebook is the internet's NUMBER ONE time-sink!
And that brings me to the last dangerous aspect of Zuckerberg's social experiment- your ex is on facebook.
It's understandable that locked away in some part of our minds we all have a secret compartment, a tiny area that rarely gets triggered because it's all in the past. A past that we shared with someone else. BEFORE we were married. Before we had children.
With websites like facebook our past is easily accessible- too easily for some. Old boyfriends come out of the woodwork, and in some cases women are like termites, going in search of their past flames.
The thinking is that catching up with an ex is okay- but would you have picked up the telephone to catch up if facebook didn't exist? Taking this first step, is just that A FIRST STEP.
Flirting online is the beginning of an emotional affair. Where do you intend to go from there? Once you put your words out into cyberspace, they are forever out there.
So the question that I put out there today is, was he worth it?
"New York is definitely haunted. Old lovers, ex-boyfriends, anyone you have unresolved issues with you are bound to run into again and again." Sarah Jessica Parker