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.”