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Facebook or Wastebook?

Having a weird morning. Realize I must stop checking facebook and email so often.

Went to my desk to find a dentist bill to submit for reimbursement and ended up watching a video with a cat and a fawn. Then pictures of a fawn and a beagle. Then got an email with cats with headphones on. Then forgot why I had gone to the desk in the first place.

Then got a comment on facebook and had to respond to that. Then someone new befriended me. Then had to look at the new friend’s pictures and profile. Then saw she was friends with someone I sorta know, so had to look at that person’s picture and profile also.

Is this what most peoples busy mornings now consist of?

I recently had lunch with a friend and we realized for the first time we are both on facebook. My expression was one of dread. If I have to read any more updates, I don’t know WHAT I am going to do.

Have a friend on facebook who I thought was sane until he wrote on the facebook wall what exercises he did that day. Every day. No kidding. “Ran 2 miles, did abs, bi-ceps and chest.”

Writers all procrastinate. Facebook is like an advanced procrastinating tool.

My friend says the next thing after facebook will be “Shitter”. People will write about the success or failure of their bowel movement that day. If there are pictures, I’m outta there.

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5 Responses to “Facebook or Wastebook?”


  1. 1 thesleepwriter March 19, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Absolutely. I’m a writer and to ensure the minimum amount of Facebook related procrastination I don’t have the internet on my laptop. That means if I’m at home writing then I have to go into another room if I want to go online. Still do it though 😦

    Its so much the bane of my life that it kind of features in the screenplay I’ve just finished, well finished the first draft.

    Nice blog btw

  2. 2 Milicia February 18, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    I guess old doesn’t always mean wise when it comes to Facebook.

    NY Post publishes AP story:

    [“FACEBOOK INFO FUROR” — Tens of thousands of Facebook users are protesting new policies that they say grant the social-networking site the ability to control their information forever, even after they cancel their accounts.

    Facebook’s new terms of use, updated Feb. 4, largely went unnoticed until the popular consumer-rights advocacy blog Consumerist.com pointed out the changes Sunday.]

    GEE — why am I not surprised?

    http://www.nypost.com/seven/02182009/news/nationalnews/facebook_info_furor_155745.htm

  3. 3 Mitch February 14, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    In today’s Time Magazine there’s an article “Facebook is for old people”. It was started by and for college students, but now it’s being taken over by baby boomers who are trying to catch up with old friends.

    Maybe the article was written by a cranky college student.

  4. 4 senior Pathwords Partner February 14, 2009 at 2:10 am

    Hi Cranky. I see that we are no longer discussing the frivolity of Facebook and cute animal videos on YouTube. So I will just say that I once filed a lawsuit against a fellow Facebooker who cheated in a game of Pathwords. I still don’t know how he did it, but he got 3,080 points!! Can you believe that?? A record worthy of Guiness, my friend. Sadly, it never got to court.

  5. 5 senior Pathwords Partner February 10, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    And if there is Smell-o-vision, I’m outta there!


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