Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Status: Writing this status…

I’m starting to wonder about people’s fixation with telling their every move in real-time. When I first started using social networking sites, I thought it would be a great way to keep in touch with friends from my past with a quick hello here and there. I loved the fact that all those people from my college days were available at the click of my mouse…then things started changing…people started writing things like:

  • Baking cookies right now
  • Going to clean my toilet
  • Taking out the garbage
  • Going to learn how to wipe myself
  • Writing this status
  • Just finished writing my status…

It has truly gotten out of control. How can any of these people actually be doing these things if they are taking the time to write instead? I suppose it’s just me though. I have never liked people knowing where I am and what I’m up to. Don’t people just like to go missing once in awhile? The status updates are cute, but why do we need to know so much about each other’s daily mundane tasks?

  • Calia is washing her hair right now…(bubble, bubble, suds…is the computer in the shower?)
  • Calia is drying her hair right now…(she is using a hands free hairdryer hat of course)
  • Calia is getting dressed…(wait…has she been writing without clothes on? Thank God her webcam isn’t hooked up! There are some things that we just don’t need to share!)