Frontier Former Editor

February 15, 2009

Is Facebook making me more social or more anti-social?

Filed under: blogging, observations, societal niceties, writing — Tags: , , — Frontier Former Editor @ 11:27 am

I got bit by the Facebook bug about a month ago (along with a nip by Twitter) and I’ve left my blog abandoned.

 

Part of it was because I may have the germ of a teaching and consulting gig in PhotoShop. That’s not a bad thing.

 

The other part may very well be Facebook.

 

It’s getting addictive. I’m getting a little less literary (like I’ve ever been literary).

 

I don’t like it.

 

Being a former newspaper person, I was worried that blogging had made me even terser than I had to be for print.. But now, it’s quit being even terse.

 

I’ve got to do better.

At least I’m not doing this: www.thenadyasulemanfamily.com

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6 Comments »

  1. the link didn’t work for me….

    and I can’t believe you’re abandoning us for facebook 😦

    Comment by nursemyra — February 15, 2009 @ 5:41 pm

  2. The real reason you are not posting is that you don’t have a president to despise anymore. Sorry you didn’t vote for McCain now, arncha?

    Comment by Vicus Scurra — February 15, 2009 @ 6:53 pm

  3. Myra: No, I’m keeping the blog

    Vicus: I still have the Republican Congressional leadership upon which to heap scorn, disgust and malice.

    Comment by Frontier Former Editor — February 15, 2009 @ 7:03 pm

  4. Having now dipped into Facebook, it seems to me a practice that has its uses but generally resembles Fritos — something that could have been nourishing if it hadn’t been pulverized and mass produced.

    This business of simulcasting whatever one is doing right now seems vaguely like randomly mooning out of car windows.

    Comment by sledpress — February 16, 2009 @ 3:17 pm

  5. “something that could have been nourishing if it hadn’t been pulverized and mass produced.”

    Well said. I got on FB a couple of years ago and at first thought it was kind of fun. But now I find I agree with Julian Smith.

    For me, a combination of blog & twitter does everything FB does without all the crap.

    Comment by azahar — February 20, 2009 @ 3:50 am

  6. Watch out, FFE, or this could be you mumblety years from now …

    Pensionbook

    Comment by azahar — February 20, 2009 @ 7:31 pm


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