Friday, December 28, 2007


So... I got a facebook today... which is where almost all of my friends have there online lives (which... as I am finding out with many of them... seems to be most of there lives). It's definitely fast paced and a great way to keep in touch with your friends. I'm not entirely sure I like it though... for a couple of reasons. First... blogging, whether by it's nature as writing... or by virtue of it's slower pace, seems to encourage more thoughtful and artistic medians of communication. Where as people on blogs tended to always write things that were somehow meaningful... like... stories... or analysis or poetry... or scripture... the same people on facebook do stupid things... it's like a playground as opposed to a website... and it has all these pathetically stupid applications that everybody does and seems to think are just the hottest thing that ever happened on the internet. Here's a shout out to all my friends on face book who have sent me apps: I HAVE BETTER THINGS TO DO THAN AWNSER A 30 QUESTION SURVEY TO FIND OUT IF I SHOULD HOOK UP WITH A SUGAR, OR CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE, OR WHICH DISNEY PRINCESS I AM!!!

And, second... while I often enjoy reading through past posts on blogs... like a sort of personal history... social networking sites (facebook) seem to be much more set on the present... and I can't really see myself looking through it in five years and finding anything really meaningful. 

That criticism voiced, facebook is a lot of fun, and I'll probably be spending way too much time there from now on.

- Andrew



Anonymous said...

Well, I have a few things to say in response to your entry-
1st- amen about the stupid applications! I am not a big fan of them
2nd- I wouldn't have found your blog if I hadn't visited your facebook
3rd- I do like reading people's blog who blog regularly- and they often are deep and/or amusing
4th- I love facebook because it helps me keep in touch with friends from camp or who live farther away faster and cooler then with E-mail
5th- I don't even know if i remember my username and password for blogspot :)here goes nothing

mattea kiriel said...

thanks Andrew, I really do feel a whole lot better about not having one!

Anonymous said...

well you are right facebook is really stupid. i have one and became pretty much addicted, always checking it once a day for at least like 30mins! Well i dont check it now but every week, it is a great way to send invitations though. but yeah.