I Find Facebook Networks Tiresome…

I haven’t been using Facebook for that long, maybe a couple months.  Some things I like, such as finding old friends…and other things, uh, not so much.

One of the things I really dislike is being forced down the Network path.  Since I work for myself, and my previous employers pretty much were internet-clueless hence there are no business networks for me, I’m left with the default regional network.

The problem is this: I have very little in common with the twenty somethings who populate the regional network for Worcester.  I don’t particularly want to attend a Tattoo party or even go to Ross and Sue’s for game night…although I’m certain they’re lovely people, and when I think about it, I do actually like games – but then I notice that the attendees all list “graduation dates” with weird numbers – like 08, or 11…and I’m betting those aren’t months.

The truth is that I’m not much of a joiner.  I don’t need a group or a network to validate my existence.  But in Facebook, you’re nothing without a Network.  Maybe I’ll have to start my own…but then I think Woody Allen had something to say about that  –

“I’d never belong to a Network that would have someone like me for a member.”

One Reply to “I Find Facebook Networks Tiresome…”

  1. I think that was actually Groucho Marx, referring to to the anti-semitism of Hollywood/Bevery Hills country clubs…but still, a valid point.

    I feel the same way about my regional network – there are a few people like me but for the most part it’s young people looking for a hot date. (Been there, done that. My idea of a a wild time these days is being out after 10 at night, and having more than -whoo-hoo!- one drink.)

    That said, I very recently joined to better keep in touch and expand my national/global network – so feel free to add me to your “Friends” I hear that Facebook is also planning to segment members in the future – so you have business and personal, etc.

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