My roommates’ 16-year old daughter relayed the following information to me about social networking sites today:
“Myspace is for young people with no lives.
Facebook is for old people with no lives.
DeviantArt is for artists with no lives.”
(she is a DeviantArt type)
I just got invited to join FaceBook today, but that is not going to happen. I hardly have time to keep up with my real friends, much less time to chat with virtual friends (i.e., associates?). Unless they come any farther on that technology that allows you to wear a pair of glasses that projects your computer’s desktop image in front of you, and some sort of fancy keyless keyboard, I will be stuck in actual reality a bit longer, separated from most of my virtual friends who live on my computer by 2 or 3 days at best. I can’t exactly take out my laptop on the bus everyday (for one, it might get stolen (or at least envied), secondly, it’s too bright outside to see much of the screen during the daylight commutes).
I would be a lousy virtual friend anyway.