Social Networking for Dumbasses


I’m always at least one full social networking site behind the times.  I was approximately the 100 millionth person to join MySpace in 2005 or so.  And in time I grew to truly love MySpace; I loved being “friends” with strippers, porn stars and historical figures (Joseph McCarthy and Jenny McCarthy, now that’s some eclectic friending!).

But then Facebook came along.  I hated it.  I still do.  It’s so dull, so monotonous.  You can’t personalize your page, you can’t artificially inflate your friend statistics with every member of the Corleone family.  But everyone was making the change, MySpace accounts were either being deleted or lying dormant, so I had to make the change.

And just about the time I had made my peace with Facebook, had accepted the dull routine of wall posts and tagged photos, along came Twitter.

I despise Twitter.  It’s good for exactly one thing: porn stars post dirty pictures of themselves for free.  That’s it.  It is utterly pointless to follow your real-life friends on Twitter.  Anything they have to say that’s under 140 characters they can text me; anything longer they can Facebook.  Twitter isn’t a social networking site; it’s a social marketing site.  It’s a way for celerbities, news agencies, etc. to market themselves.

And don’t even get me started on Foursquare…

By the time you read this, you can rest assured there’s something much cooler than blogging out there.  If anyone knows what it is please MySpace me.

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