So there’s a page on MyBook or SpaceFace or somewhere trying to get me to sign up for one of these newfangled website thingies. It’s like being sociable but without the beer, talking or seeing anyone, apparently. And I read in an industry magazine last week that employees spend an average of 58 minutes a day (62 in London) on these websites, so I must be missing out on something really good. Like as good as EastEnders and Coronation Street back-to-back, perhaps? Lo, I hark the olden days when I was mocked for being a geek.
Even today’s xkcd is in on the trend:
…although I find the forum discussion on just what being “it’s complicated” means more interesting – does everyone need to jump through all these hoops when marking relationships? Is “somehow known to me” insufficient? Am I the only one happy with a certain bit of ambiguity, even as to who is a friend? I model myself on the bit in Donnie Brasco, where ‘a friend of mine’ is a completely different relationship to ‘my friend’, but I don’t think anyone notices much.
So just to prove I’m not an Internet dinosaur (yet), here’s Yet Another Stupid Web 2.0 Video embederised herein:
(Bonus points if you spotted the pun…)