Feb 21 2008

MyLife: Has Facebook Ruined Your Social Life?

Published by at 4:50 pm under Uncategorized

Apparently, it has taken time out of Vancouver marketing maven and blogger extraordinaire Jeremy Lim‘s social agenda – although, to judge by the title of his blog, marketing had already ruined his life prior to the advent of Facebook.

As a butterfly on the periphery of Vancouver’s tech/marketing/blogging/whatever scene, I’ve definitely heard my share of anecdotes about whether or not social media applications are just taking up too much time to be worth it. As an addiction, I’d say Facebook hit me pretty hard at first, but in time, I’ve definitely gotten control over it. That may have something to do with the fact that I NEVER CLICK ON ANY FACEBOOK APPLICATIONS THAT I THINK WILL WASTE TIME, like Werewolves versus Vampires (who the hell cares that you’ve infected 200 chumps? What, do you actually get to boss them around in a hypnotic state, or what? If so, then I really do need to start infecting chumps…). This ensures I only get a quality Facebooking every time without the distracting (and annoying extras).

Also, this ensures people don’t post pornographic images on my Facebook site, which is always a good thing. Some things really ought to remain between a man and his monitor.

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2 Responses to “MyLife: Has Facebook Ruined Your Social Life?”

  1. Raulon 22 Feb 2008 at 1:34 am

    I refuse to be on Facebook, period. Sorry to all of my students, my good friends, those people who barely know me and want to get to know me, etc. I want people to e-mail me a proper message .. “hey Raul was just thinking of you… this what I’ve been up to…”

    :)

    Am I asking for too much?

  2. Jeremy Limon 06 Nov 2008 at 4:42 pm

    I know this response comes far too late, but Facebook has changed a lot. It’s almost a verbose version of Twitter (or more accurately, Jaiku) these days and I think it’s hugely important for staying on top of loved ones, business partners, and so forth. Twitter to us is very natural, but Facebook has the mass appeal that can help propel you in niches outside of the web 2.0 world.

    Just have to do it right and avoid all of those nasty applications. I’ve turned them all off. :)

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