Saturday, January 31, 2009
how many is too many reindeer games?
when those 'things about me' memes were going around the blogs, they required maybe five or six items. I played along (though never quite seeing the point). now the 'game' has hit Facebook (with a vengeance) and the 'tag' requires 25 items. jeez. who wants to know 25 things about me? and each of the other 500 or so friends everyone has on FB? and their friends. and so on.
which brings me to the definition of 'friend': is something wrong when I look at the name and photo of one of my FB friends and ask myself "who the hell is that?" ? I have a general policy of not 'friending' someone if that person's only connection to me is that she or he happens to be a contact of a contact of a contact of mine in S. Korea. so--who are these people and why am I their friend?
now that nearly everyone I am related to or ever had a flirtation with or ever was on a website with a cousin of a colleague of a lawyer of an agent of a student of a sister of a husband of an acquaintance of an ex cyber-lover of a friend of mine is now on Facebook, I am beginning to question: when is it pissy to refuse play these reindeer games and when is it just survival of the psyche?