Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Houston, we have a problem

Hi! My name is Frannie and I am an addict.
I must admit that I am easily addicted. Not so much to sex, drugs or other such vises ... but to Internet Fads! I seem to switch through them quicker than I can change my hair-style, and Mr. Farmer can attest that this is quite often. But one new hope generally equates to another being tossed to the wind and rapidly forgotten!
Enter Take Facebook vs. Blogging.
This new (ok, I know it isn't new new) Internet Fad has almost taken over my every waking hour ... yes, I take a breather to shower, feed the livestock and the youngin's but you can bet that I am thinkin' about the happenings on Facebook when I am not actually hittin' the *refresh* button every few minutes.
While I am contemplating the necessities of life I just can't help but wonder;
who tagged me in photo
is *this* a Facebook moment
who might have written on my wall
did some one request/accept my friendship
if someone sent me a box of chocolates
or changed their status from single to in a relationship but it's complicated
or maybe even danced with my cute little avatar on YoVille
and don't forget I may have been invited to an event I may or may not physically be able to attend.

Come on -- the the possibilities are boundless, the adventures are vast ... I can not possibly be asked to give this up. Can I?

Do any of my Blogger friends have such issues? Such *addictions*?
MySpace, YouTube, Facebook, Wikipedia , Blogger, Twitter (I sooo don't get Twitter.)
Am I a lone addict? Should I seek help? I don't honestly think I have a problem ... I can stop any time I want, I am not hurting anyone.

Happy New Year


Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. Luke 13:24

15 Signs You're Addicted To Facebook (Glamour.com UK)
1. Work has become a nice break from Facebook, rather than the other way around.
2. When you're not on Facebook, you're trawling the internet for a new job as you're convinced you'll be sacked for excessive Facebooking very soon.
3. The first thing you think when you are fired for excessive Facebooking is, 'Great, now I can spend more time on Facebook.'
4. You've become a Facebook pusher. "Try it once, you'll love it..." you say to networking virgins.
5. You obsessively check your friends'/ex-boyfriends'/total strangers' list of friends to see if they have more than you do. And if they do...
6. ...you become a friend thief. Who cares if you don't know them? All's fair in love and Facebook war...
7. The last time you had any intimate contact was when you were 'poked' by some guy you haven't seen for two years. Actual sex is so last century...
8. You realise you've spent the last hour looking of photos of someone you don't even know
9. When it comes to meeting people, if they're not 'on' they're not worth bothering with. Who needs real friends when you're trying to reach the elusive 150 mark with your virtual ones?
10. You forget your best friend's birthday but you figure she'll be perfectly happy if you 'gift' her a cocktail and a Happy Birthday balloon.
11. You've had three group invites this morning but seem to be having yet another quiet night in tonight.
12. You turn down a night out at the pub quiz to play Scrabulous. It's a game, you're playing it with a friend and having a drink while you do it. What's the difference?
13. When it comes to solving real-life problems, your Magic 8 Ball application has made decision-making easy. So what if you were in love with the guy it told you to dump? Plenty more fish in the Facebook sea...
14. You haven't had a food fight for ten years but now your day isn't complete until you've thrown something at a friend. It's a sign of affection, you know.
15. You're dreading your holiday because you can't face going cold turkey.


amanda said...

Oooh, 1, 2 and 3 are me all over. But my boss has Facebook, so if he can check it at work, so can I!

Mackenzie1975 said...

lol. I have an old MySpace from when that was the rage...I refuse to get a Facebook page...I would never get anything done!!!

If this is the worst thing about you, I think you are golden!!!

Momma TaderDoodles said...

My addictions are jumpy! If it's not my blogS yes plural, then its a forum, or mySpace or Twitter... yep Twitter... and now i'm testing out squidoo... what? still not sure.. it's crazy. I keep wondering if someone is going to want me or need me and I won't be there as if they are more important then the "they"s on my lap! LOL I haven't gotten to facebook yet... i think i'd end up divorced...

TTQ said...

I found my bbf from high school on Facebook..basically I look up past friendships and other people from my past just to see what's going on.

Blogger is my vice. Yes, I'm that vain and think people might just want to read my musings, plus I don't bother my IRL friends with insane rants. Some of my social peers might not be so happy with my language and roaming thoughts. On that note I do think Honey may have read it, but I have beef to chew with him. But I get the feeling he knows I'm in love with Hugh Laurie on House. Maybe me watching it every waking hour..or not.

fraizerbaz said...

I like FB. But, can I just say that I totally agree with you regarding Twitter? I so don't get it. I have honestly tried to get into it. However, from my own personal experience, it reminds me of being the unpopular kid in high school, at the popular kid's party. Alone and unnoticed, trying to mingle and make conversation, or join in other people's conversations, and being ignored in return. That is not everyone's experience, I know. (And neither is being the ignored, unpopular kid.)

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Megan said...

Haha! They should definatly have internet fad users annonymous right? Facebook... so simple, yet so addicting! Blogspot... same! Myspace... lets not even go there! Thanks for sharing, love your blog!