Sunday, November 16, 2008

Using Facebook, Etc.

I just got a notice from MySpace that I must "use it or lose it."

They're referring to the MySpace page I acquired in a fit of connectedness a year or so ago. The result of that is being officially located in five social networks. (I paid someone to set me up.) I haven't done anything with any of them except to somehow double my presence on Facebook by accidentally creating a second version of myself, with separate sets of friends. And to get offers of friendship that I don't know how to confirm. And be reminded that I might know this other Peggy Payne who was at Duke the same time I was.

Eventually, I will hire a teenager to explain some of this.

In the meantime, I'm apparently out there snubbing people with unconfirmed friendships. I felt so bold when I signed up for all these networks.

Now I'm starting to feel the way I did the one time I set off on a jetski. Careening, and likely to aground any moment. (That's not me doing the triple axl in the video.)

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kenju said...

I signed up for MySpace about a year ago and then got scared of it (due to all the friend requests from odd looking people) and deleted all of it from my computer. For all I know, they might be trying to get a message to me, too...LOL

Joining Facebook last week was a lark also, and I hope I'm not sorry.

Peggy Payne said...

Now I feel neglected by the Odd People. It must be some cyberblunder I made.

Mimi Lenox said...

"Eventually, I will hire a teenager to explain some of this."

Ha! You can say that again. I can't keep up with all my tethers either.

Peggy Payne said...

And what are tethers?

K.B. said...

I don't DO Facebook or MySpace. I have a high enough web presence as it is, and the last thing I need is a place to find more "friends" online.

I do Twitter, though, and I also have a very limited business social network on one of the connecting sites, mainly to keep up with what my friends are doing in the world of business. I haven't had occasion to use it to find work or anything, which is ostensibly what it's actually for.