Friday, May 14, 2010

Facebook "friendbore"?

It could be you!

As a frequent offender in this category, and parent of a 'tween child and all the drama that entails, I was telling my husband how schools, or preferably parents, ought to introduce their children to the finer points of "How Not to be a Cad on the Internet".

My husband said: That makes me think of something. I used to have 405 Facebook friends two days ago and today I only have 403.

Maybe they really weren't your "friends" in the first place.

Yeah, but to get unfriend-ed by two people in the space of two days?

Well, didn't you accidentally befriend that person who mortally betrayed us in business because you used the Facebook Email Addresses Ap (and you had forgotten they were still there)? They agreed to friend you and then you "unfriended" them within a space of minutes. That was pretty cold.

(Distracted) I'm still wondering what I might have done recently.

Maybe you're one of "those" people.

What people?

"Friedbores," you know the number one most boring person in your Facebook "news" page. The one whose posting frequency is only matched by the inanity of their subject matter.

Noooh!

Who knows. Maybe you tweeted a few floaters recently and that was it. Problem solved, instant erasure! And like that, you're gone.

Of course, I only thought about this because I worried that the same thing was going to happen to me after a few of my status updates...

Ah the age of technology, when you can go from friendwhore to friendbore in a matter of seconds.

5 comments:

Winni said...

Here's the good news: It's not important. At all. We've finally entered the Andy Warhol age where everybody have their fifteen minutes of fame and then will be forever forgotten.

The Internet itself has become as boring and undemanding as mass television and afternoon talk shows. There are only a few gems left, everything else drowned in the flood of lower case smiley posts without punctuation marks or grammar.

So it really doesn't matter whether we turn from friendwhores to friendbores by the judgment of people who we've never met and probably never will meet.

For me, it's more important that my dogs and my wife still love me. They're real. Facebook is not.

Francisco Javier Solans Benedí said...

Bonjour,

Ce samedi je suis été a Madrid et a coté de la Puerta de Alcalá, j'ai vue deux enfants et un adorable pitbull et derrière eux, Marc Fleury !!!

Quelle surprise mais je n'ai pas été capable de lui saluder car je ne pouvais pas le croire.

Marcf said...

je je!

muy bien!

mais le chien est une miniature bull terrier... a ne pas confondre...

la prochaine fois n'hesite pas!

Nathalie said...

Winni, hope you realized this entry was tongue in cheek! Francisco, feel free to say hello next time. Best, Nathalie

Andrew C. Oliver said...

Reminds me of a southpark episode.... ;-)