The Obvious

zero contacts online

Posted in uncategorized by theobvious on January 28, 2008

I don’t really do social networks. I use Facebook for birthday reminders, have accounts here and there from when I thought it rude to ignore a friend’s invite (I know better now), or when I sincerely believed that would help me connect with people from my past.

But since recently I believe it’s a little clingy to be like that. Hi, we haven’t talked for seven years, and before that we spent a week together in math camp (don’t get me wrong, I never really went to math camp). Now let’s hang out, tell me about your life, quickly like.

And being a desperately lonely kind of person, I need to fight the urge to be clingy every fricking day of my life. You have no idea how hard it is to not shower the people I love with texts, gifts, and stuff, just to make sure they love me back just as much, yea verily.

At one point in my life I felt the ‘living encyclopedia’ gig I had going was getting tired, wasn’t bringing in any more dividends, so I started pretending to be dumber than I was. I errrm’d and uhh’d a lot, used only short words, and said ‘how should I know’ all the time.

Now is kind of like that, only for emotional neediness. So I never switch on my MSN messenger anymore (oh, all the Arabic wedding proposals I used to get), I’ve forgotten the password to my ICQ account, and don’t expect me to accept your Orkut/Habbo invite.

I take pictures instead. Want a free portrait shoot? I’m better than you’d think.

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  1. ALF said, on January 30, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    I was recently convinced to join facebook and now that I’m a member, I still don’t understand the point of it, at all. It’s quite strange.

  2. ollka said, on January 31, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    Well, some people seem to be enjoying it a lot, judging by the amount of application invites I get every single day.

  3. slurredpress said, on January 31, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    I’m on Facebook, too, and I don’t use it for anything. I also hate the name, “FACEBOOK”.

    It seems so overbearing.

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