Weird 2.0

For the longest time, I avoided social networking sites as much as I could. But out of curiosity, I would sometimes check one out, sign up and stay on for a few days, get tired and delete my profile. I just never got much into it. At least, blogging is productive and creative. But I just couldn’t see the point in flaunting a slideshow of someone’s drunken misadventures, for all the world to see.

A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine convinced me to sign up for a Facebook account. He said, people have been asking about me. And so finally, I gave in. Little did I know that almost every walking creature I have every known in my life was there! Geez, I must’ve gotten about 200 emails within the next 48 hours. I was overwhelmed. But it was a good kind of overwhelming. It was nice to say hi to people I haven’t seen or talked to in the last 25 years. And looking at everyone’s avatar, it became surprisingly apparent that my hair and weight have remained significantly intact, all these years. Whew! What a relief! But to be honest, I’m not sure how long I’m gonna last around here, as well. We’ll see.

Anyhow, about a week ago, I was flipping through pages at fastcompany.com and found a list of seriously whacked out websites that I just couldn’t believe actually existed. I mean, how weird have we become as a society! If I didn’t see the point to MySpace or Facebook, imagine my horror when checking out the following social networking sites.

  • Lost Zombies – If you believe in zombies or think you’re one, this is one heck of a graveyard summit.
  • My Free Implants – For women with big-balloon dreams and a flat-tire bank account. And for the crazy men willing to shoulder the expenses.
  • Beautiful People – Think you’re one of them? Go sign up. And if your account suddenly gets deleted, it only means you were in denial and are dead wrong, in the first place.
  • Spot a Potty – An exclusive club for people obsessed with toilets. Toilets!!! By the way, if you ever find yourself in the middle of nowhere and needing to go badly, have no fear, Miz Pee is here!
  • Don’t Date Him, Girl – Girl meets boy. Boy asks for a date. Girl says yes. Girl logs in to her Don’t Date Him, Girl page and starts a background check. Girl reads all about other girls’ horrific experience with said boy. Girl cancels date. Repeat process.

Actually, there was a few more, but these guys take the cake for me. Besides, I couldn’t take anymore. Can you?

6 thoughts on “Weird 2.0

  1. I imagine that those social networking sites are useful for connecting with people who share your interests – even if it’s believing in zombies. I can’t really say, though. I’m one of those troglodites who’s never really used one. I’ve actually heard of the “don’t date him” site, somehow. There’s no website that can shock me at this stage of the game.

    That’s probably not a good thing…

    Regards,

    R.W.

    PS: In case you’re wondering – no I’m not offended that you call some websites “whacked out”. It’s all good.

    Whew! I’m so relieved!

  2. I don’t do social networking at all. It’s just not my thing. I agree with you in that blogging is a good creative outlet but the other stuff? Not for me. However, I am intrigued about the toilet one. Some people……

    And to think that someone believed there were people who actually have the same fetish in common!

  3. I don’t either…not my scene. I actually have too much on my plate already. Blogging though, that’s special. I am not planning to give that up. To me it’s so relaxing, inspiring and fun. And I’ve met some great people along the way, including you of course Chris!!!

    Have a great Friday, G

    Awww, thanks, G! Same here!

  4. PS: Re: your comments at Selma’s today. You nailed it Chris. I can so relate to what you said about the grocery bills etc…excellent insights. I’m working on getting the grocery bills here back in line but it’s not easy. When you don’t buy any junk, don’t eat meat etc…where do you cut back? Let me know if you figure out this conundrum ok!!! 😉

    I have a vegan friend here in town. She plants her own food in her backyard. Every now and then she’d invite me over for dinner and I gotta tell you, not only are those veggies free of charge, they taste nothing like the ones you get from the store! That’s one way I’d stick it to the man.

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