Wednesday, May 26, 2010
I wish I could remember the name of the comedian who talked about a site he would create called ‘YouTwitFace’ but I only recall how marvelous I thought the name was.
Imagine it – combine awful videos of pets and babies being endangered with the ability to immediately respond all the while having your internet security put at risk.
What more could we crave!
I like being able to find an old TV clip or a band’s live performance and that’s about all I use Youtube for.
Just today I found an ARTICLE about people feeding Pop Rocks to their babies and pets just so they could post their reactions on Youtube. Asshats.
I nearly came to blows with a friend who routinely thought up new ways to freak out her cat so she could pull out the video camera.
I joined Twitter so I could keep up with my nieces. I never did get how to use all the various apps that make it easier to manage your tweets. I never really cared enough to manage them. Niece A was with her Mom. Niece B was buying jeans. OK. Bye.
I do think Twitter serves a purpose in getting the word out about good causes and immediate needs. Animals about to die in shelters get adopted. Lines of people show up for a kid needing bone marrow. During the crisis in Iran Twitter was one of the only ways that news got out.
And some of my favorite people are on Twitter – from Ashton and CraigyFerg to my nieces and some of my favorite bloggers.
Yet the average twitter exchange is much like this …
Just bought a frappuccino
Oh too fattening
I feel fat
Did she say I was fat?
What flavor what?
I was talking to the fat one
And on and on and on and on.
Unless you’re on Twitter around the clock you always feel like you just walked into the middle of a conversation that was going nowhere anyway.
I am on Facebook but I never go there. I once again blame my nieces; they swore it would be easier to stay in touch.
I was already on Myspace and growing so weary of it when I signed on to Facebook. In the first few days there was all this mish-mosh about writing on walls and there was a snowball fight and I just couldn’t stand it.
My Facebook status: I’m just not that into you.
and there are so many others …
Game sites pop up faster than spring flowers – download one of the games and you’ll never have control of your PC again
Forms Spring into action – be anonymous, be obnoxious, treat your fellow humans as badly as you’d like
Be LinkedIn to all the people you fired and those who fired you. Join in on bashing the bitch that slept with the CEO – oh wait, they’re talking about you.
I scrolled through several screens worth of social networking site names on WIKIPEDIA – and they claim it is not an “exhaustive” list – I was exhausted.
All these sites require either being tied to your laptop or always on the phone.