I Will Not Be Facebooked!

Nope.
I will not be joining the now all but infamous Facebook… at least, not again.
I did join, a while ago, ‘coz I’m a total link addict (you link it and I check it out) and I was seeing this cute button with a picture on it in some of my favourite blogger’s sidebars, and I was then a Facebooker for about 3 days. And it was fun to see who I could find, and hook up with people I hadn’t seen in a while… much like e-mail and messenger! Teehee… and then I deactivated myself because between blogging, e-mail groups, interweb forums, reading my favourite bloggers and trying to catch up on my writing I was not getting to everything because there’s so much to do in Facebook!

Then I started getting more and more e-mails from friends asking if I was on Facebook yet and could they find me there and and and… and my colleagues were getting Facebooked as well… and e-mailing them isn’t near as much fun as poking them don’t you know…
So I gave in and went back and reactivated my Facebook account (as they keep your details in case you change your mind) after giving the terms and conditions a thorough re-read. Have you read them by the way?
Then, just for interest sake I went and checked out my high school to see if any people I was at school with had registered themselves- and there were several… but I felt absolutely no inclination to contact ANY of them. I did click on the little “send message” option for a few of the people, and then I sat and stared at my screen… after which I closed the screen without sending them anything. I felt no desire whatsoever to send them a “HI” just ‘coz we were at school together…
See, I Google myself fairly often to make sure I haven’t loaded something somewhere that I feel is a wee bit too much information… and then inside Facebook, just out of curiosity, I searched for someone whom I REALLY do not want to speak to ever again let alone have him able to trace me or information about me… AND I FOUND HIM!!
My heart nearly stopped!!!
Within five minutes I had deactivated myself again…

8 thoughts on “I Will Not Be Facebooked!

  1. brigitte: i might be able to find out something about him, but i’ll have to sign up to do so… i did consider using it to contact him “one day” so i don’t have to actually speak to him…

    katy katy katy: heh heh… “super paranoid mommy” here!

    dawn: i think maybe if you’re hooked on blogging, facebook is nothing “new”… kwim? and yes, i do see comments on older posts as all comments are emailed to me!

    yellowdog granny: lemme know what you decide…

  2. um…..what’s a facebook?….looks like im going to have to go google it and find out what I have been missing…or not…

  3. I was recently invited on to Facebook – you know how partial I am to learning new technologies – but I accepted the invitation. Fortunately there isn’t anyone out there that I would be concerned about if they were to find me, but I have not been bitten by the facebook bug, at all! I think it is a lurker’s paradise and I find that a bit creepy. I am probably their most boring member and am most definately their least excited about what it has to offer. As Spookalina said – it does present an easy way to see what HIM is up to – no? xxx Question: Do you get to see comments that are left on previous posts weeks after the last comment you read there? You know me – I really have my fingers on all the buttons. 🙂

  4. well i am registered but I never check it. But with me all you have to do is enter my first and last name in a search engine and you get everything from chainmaille pictures to what studies I work on (an none of it put there by me!). so the being found doesn’t matter anymore

  5. Oh my goodness! I was also on for about a day. I deactivated for the same reasons you did.

    And cause I didn’t like it much anyway.

    I can’t believe you found him, no I can…

    MAybe now you can find out a bit more about him without him knowing…

    Just a thought.

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