Would someone please explain to me the appeal of Facebook? I don't really get it. Why would you want to be found so easily? And what is the appeal of everyone you know constantly being updated on who is contacting you and what your friend's friends are up to? And what the hell does it mean to be "poked", and why would you want someone "poking" you in the first place?
I'm extremely trepidacious about joining Facebook, and feel it's a little late in the game for me anyway. It was hard enough deciding to participate with Myspace, and even now I don't really use it for much. I guess I want to be sold on Facebook, so someone please tell me why I should or should not join.
This seems like a stupid thing to be worried about, doesn't it? Other stupid things I worry about:
-Having too many books I need to finish, even though three fourths of them are being read just for fun.
-When I buy a lot of food from the grocery store, I always worry it'll go bad before I have a chance to eat or cook it. I hate throwing away food, in fact I'm one of those annoying people who always takes home whatever they don't finish at a restaurant. Contrary to this, I buy bananas almost every time I go to the store, even though they always get thrown away when they inevitably go bad. I hate bananas.
I leave you with this totally unrelated anecdote:
A few years ago I was working at this big, important job in San Francisco. Late one afternoon someone noticed that a laptop was missing, but no one could figure out what happened to it...it just vanished. A couple suspicious days later building security emailed us this screen shot from their surveillance tape:
Notice the laptop-shaped bulge underneath that man's clothes? I used this photo as my screen saver for a while, because it made me laugh. The fact that this guy walked into an office, six floors up, took a laptop without being noticed, and walked out with it under his clothes...well I think he deserves the damn laptop.