It would be facebook, my latest addiction du jour.
This isn't the first blogpost I've seen about facebook and others make some great points. I do hope that the people I went to highscool with are like "wow, she looks hotter/got a good job etc." It doesn't matter in a strong way, but I'm not gonna lie it does cross the mind.
It's also fantastic in the sense that I've been reconnecting with people I used to be close with but due to distance, timing, etc have lost touch with. Ex boyfriends, old schoolmates, crushes, friends, the whole lot of 'em piled together. It makes stalking easy and oh so fun! At any given point you can see who's online and what they're thinking. By the way, Meghan is very happy she's having coffee on this Saturday morning.
Not the annoying trails of voyeurism that Hi5 leaves, or listening to other people's shitty music that myspace has inflicted on me too many times. I said I'd never sway from myspace, but I have to admit within 3 short weeks when I sign in there it's like going to the party everyone's already bounced from.
As far as the fact that Facebook is selling info to big bad men who are using it to track people....umm, newsflash that's already happening. Legal census reports aren't just for fun, and when you have to put your postal code in at a store where do you think it goes? Tracking public info to go towards demographic surveys are not new. It's a tact corporations have used for years. Myspace can be tracked, as can facebook as can your email. Big brother is watching anyways, why not stamp on a fun pic to give him something to look at.
I love that students check their facebook between classes and I roll my eyes, only to run to the office to do the same. Heh, hypocrisy is fun!
No real point to this post, I'm not trying to sway others to get on board, that's your call. The ones that have facebook already know how addicting it is. More an explanation that if anyone needs me and you can't find me answering my phone it's cause I'm in a facebook trance.