Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Whispering Into The Void


I'm feeling like a stalker these days. I'm talking, of course, about my recent forays into the worlds of Facebook and Twitter. It's a bit of a lark - just seeing what all the fuss is about. I'm finding that while I have nothing very compelling to say, I'm really not alone there. The up-side is that the whole experience feeds the minimal attention-span I've honed to a fine edge on a steady diet of Sesame Street re-runs and random YouTube searching.

So here's the thing: I'm lazy about finding online friends. In my laziness, I'm leaning on some of the Usual Suspects who form the core of like-minded wiseacres to whom I tend to gravitate in cyberspace. Said another way, they're the folks who are silly enough to (1) let me post comments on their much-better blogs and (2) make themselves easily found elsewhere on the Innertubes. So now I'm showing up on Facebook and Twitter like a creepy version of whack-a-mole, and I'm leaving little messages on their Walls and following their Tweets. Every click of the 'OK' button brings the giddy anticipation of Wilde-ian repartee followed by the dismal self-doubt that maybe I'm just another ant at the picnic.

I'm not sure how long this will last. The pressure to feed personal commentary into the great maw of social networking might overwhelm my fundamental laziness. But if you see that I'm becoming a pest (and you know who you are), just know that it's all for science. And for the rest of you, you can find me on Facebook over here and on Twitter over there. And if neither of those work for you, there's always email.

8 comments:

David said...

Gak. You just had to follow me on Twitter, didn't you? Now I have one more person to disappoint.

Crazylegs said...

Dammit - itchy mouse finger. You're off the hook - so you can go back to your semi-anonymous life.

David said...

Hooray! I guess I just dislike having followers when I don't lead anywhere. Feels disingenuous.

David said...

And you should coin "Beige Blandness". That's a good one.

David said...

My re-read of my words makes me think that I am sounding dickish. Sorry. I really don't mind if people follow me on Twitter, it's just that I am never going to tweet. I know they are just being polite, but it fills me with a sense of obligation. And do I really need more guilt on my conscience? You were there, you saw what I did to the goldfish.

Look, all I am saying is that Chuck is way better than Dollhouse.

Anonymous said...

Elvid said....Now is that a picture of you at the computer accompanying the post. Looks like Matthew Broderick's sidekick in Wargames movie

Crazylegs said...

Pshaww - I wish! I'm no Hollywood Pretty Boy.

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