Do you have a Facebook Page? You don’t? OMG! As my teenage son would say, you must be special. And that’s not a compliment, apparently.
There are, apparently, 400 million active members on Facebook. They say that if Facebook was a country, it would be the third largest in the world.
And here’s another ‘apparently’: I have 1946 friends, with 5-10 newbies everyday who ask me to ‘come out and play’. Not much fresh-air on my computer chair though. So it’s not surprising that many people still feel isolated and lonely despite a plethora of cyber friends.
Some things get a bit out of hand on Facebook. Barack Obama has 11,848,709 friends.
I say: Better a handful of real-life flesh-and-blood friends that drop by your house physically, than thousands of cheap-as-chips internet ones. That’s not to say I don’t respect my internet ones. It’s nice to have friends in Kwazulu Natal, Turkmenistan and the Outer Hebrides. It’s a great way of networking, no doubt. I’ve even got a friend who’s a friend of Harry Windsor. But now I’m name-dropping.
Come by and say hello, at least in the feels-like-pretend world of Facebook. Become my 2000th friend.
Posted by Kurma on 4/8/10; 5:27:16 PM