Friday, February 16, 2007
Is it just me, or has Facebook (sort of a Myspace for people over the age of 7) become huge lately? When I first joined, I had no friends, so all I could do was edit my favourite movies over and over; it was not much different than Usless Account. Now, suddenly - and I mean, in the last 2 months or so - it seems like everyone has joined the site. It's reached this tipping point, going from a few geeks who had a profile, who invited a few slightly less geeky friends, and so on, until it has grown exponentionally into something everyone is expected to do.
In addition to actual current friends, I've come across old high school friends who I haven't seen in years on there. That's one of the main points of the site, I guess. But then I've also been added to the "friends" list of people I've never even met (or have forgotten meeting? Oops), professors, and even students who I teach. Weird. Even Barack Obama has a Facebook profile.
Is this explosion in Facebook's popularity just a local thing? Or is this happening for you Toronto and Indianapololis/Indiana (I confess, I don't know what the hell "Indy" is short for) too? (Or anywhere else, but really, the only people who come here are from those two places, for some reason)
P.S. This picture has nothing to do with this post other than the fact that it is a "book".