Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Myspace on Facebook's blog twitters and flickrs...

How do you keep up? Facebook and Myspace and Live Journals and Blogs and Flickr and Twitter and oh dear God there's more...

Fortunately I'm IT-illiterate and don't know half of the web critters out there just waiting for a plump juicy bug like me. I think I'll stick to this rusty blog (and a website once I'm a big famous writer). So if I don't sign up or accept your request for friendship or post photos of me next to the pottie explaining how much of a relief it is to get THAT out, it's not cos I don't like you, it's cos I'm running just to keep up. I'd rather spend the time I do have free on my writing than updating various profiles on various websites for various people to whizz across on their way somewhere else--or perhaps nowhere else in particular. Just another star in the sky, watching meteors.

Shit, what did I have for dinner? Whatever it was seems to be repeating on me.

Wonder how many people are lost in the web? And the irony of it all? We share so many aspects of ourselves with the world, with a whole heck of a lot of strangers, and yet our physical selves close off more and more.

Right. That's it. I think I'd best pour myself a scotch and get rid of whatever else is twittering away inside of me before I sprout more nonsense...

1 comments:

Damien Kane said...

Completely agree with you, and I'm IT literate. There's also so many link sharing services like Digg, Technorati, Mixx, Buzz, Reddit, and dozens of others. Then you have different feeds like Atom and RSS, Feedburner, then you can plug in sitemaps! I used to subscribe to other blogs, used to have Myspace, Facebook, Passports, God only knows what else. No more: everything is cancelled now except for Blogger and my website. I've too much to write about to continue to keep up.

Good post.