Saturday, March 12, 2011

Down with Facebook

Remember back in the olden days (last year) when we got e-mails from our friends and family telling us what’s going on in their life? Sometimes even long, newsy letters asking how we’re doing, also.

Well, kiddies, that was before the onset of Facebook. Now we get, “Going to bed. Night, night.” Or, “All my kids have the flu and I hate my job.” WTF is that about? Who cares anyway? I don’t even know half of these people who are telling me goodnight.

And it’s a real shame that your kids, husband, mother, yourself are sick but what do you want me to do about it?

Recently, I got a long letter from my niece. Seems she’s building a house and coming from Arizona to see me this summer. Had she relied on Facebook for her communication, I never would have known. I wonder what else is going on in the lives of people (or peeps for shorthand) that I love that is too wordy to put on Facebook.

I just think it’s a shame that along with texting instead of verbalizing on the telephone, that we have another way of communicating which pushes us further and further away from meaningful relating.

When was the last time you got an actual letter in the mail. Silly me, those are really a thing of the past. And for that matter, how many e-mails that aren’t spam have you received lately?

I admit it’s more expedient to notify all of your Face book “friends” at once that it’s snowing at your house