I know where you live.
I know where you work and that you’re positioned for a promotion soon.
I know where you went to school and what you majored in.
I know your birthday. I even know what celebrations you had on your birthday.
I know where you went out last night.
I know which movie you watched the other day.
I know your favourite food. I even know what you left unfinished on the plate.
I know your favourite book and quotes.
I know your favourite football team. I support the same too.
I know which actor makes you swoon and which song tugs at your heart strings.
I know who you hang out with and where you love to party the most.
I know all about you, yet nothing about you.
Ten years ago probably, hearing these statements from a random person would have FREAKED. YOU. OUT. Fast forward to now, the age of social networking and Facebooking in particular, and we think, ‘Meh, what else is new?’
I mean, what is up with our insane need to share everything with everyone! We’re so publicly accessible that even a chimp with a computer can look us up and know how we roll. Remember Amy’s nicotine addicted monkey from The Big Bang Theory? Yeah, him – I have high hopes for him.
So yeah, Facebook is great, social networking is great, I would have lost touch with about 70 per cent of my friends if not for this amazing piece of work. But sometimes it just seems so weird. Like when you look at a word for so long that you start to question the spelling, its pronunciation and even its existence?! Yeah, that kinda weird.
What do you think?
In the meanwhile, I’m going to get some breakfast.
‘Healthy breakfast this morning!’ . Post photograph of a bowl of oatmeal topped with some berries. Add filter. #nofilter. [#ofcourseI’mlying #alsothere’sleftoverpizzainthefridge #byebyehealthy ]
20 likes in two minutes. Faith in popularity of self, restored.