Facing It on Facebook
I just spent a record ten consecutive minutes on Facebook, because people were commenting on my new photo with my dogs and Colleen Francis had posted some interesting stuff.
As I wandered around, I noticed a new “fad” (beyond those bizarre women who keep posting new “glam shots” to get “liked” by the same 13 guys who tell them they look good every time): People are posting testimonials and compliments they’ve purportedly received! They are applauding themselves!
“Here’s what the Association of Rodeo Clowns said about me: ‘He’s the best we’ve ever had at walking onto the stage from the right.'” And many mention some complete unknown with whom they’ve “shared a stage”: “Here is Nutso Ponzi, the famed ‘Get Rich Eating Cereal’ guru whom I had the luxury of following at the National Ergot Convention.”
I’m sorry, but someone has to start selling “How to Get A Life” because Facebook apparently sucks the life out of you.
Do you hear that? It’s the sound of one hand clapping.
© Alan Weiss 2013