Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Book Face

I have been asked again recently why I don't do face book. Could it be all the unnecessary slap fights? The silly postings and lame excuses "I just keep it to talk to friends/family across the country." Funny thing is that I keep up with friends all over the planet without the benefit of social networking and oh my it's not that difficult.

Full disclosure here. I did do myspace years and years ago but after awhile the cons definitely outweighed the pros. I just got tired of it and the encompassing drama that surrounded it. When bookface came around and people started to jump on that particular bandwagon I decided to avoid that particular social phenomenon. Sure I miss out on the occasional "neat" thing but really it's worth the price to NOT have the horse shit that surrounds it.

That's just me though. Perhaps I listened to "Data Control" by Husker Du too much as a kid:

A nine digit number
For every living soul
That is all they talk about
At Data Control
They know everything about you
Keeping secrets is too hard
Your life is all recorded for you
In holes punched in computer cards
Data Control (digital readout)
Data Control (perforated feedout)
Data Control (microfilm files)
Data Control (1984 style)
A multinational corporation
A stockholder's dream
A nightmare of diversity
A defense system so supreme
Too technical to talk about
Too complex for layman's brains
It's enough to make you paranoid
Or drive you crazy losers sane

Alright I'll step off my soap box. I got too much shit to do.

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