By James | February 26, 2012
My friends and I are having a contest: we’re seeing who can go the longest without using the social networking website facebook. If you don’t know what facebook is, it’s like a teenage version of LinkedIn. I’m going to digress here, so let’s look at the family tree of social networking sites:
SOCIAL NETWORKING FAMILY TREE:
Baby: MySpace – the one that never changes. I’m pretty sure this site has had the same design since the dark ages, which is significantly more bright than MySpace’s current condition.
Youngster: Pinterest/StumbleUpon – I’ve never really used either of these sites, but I get the jist of them. You basically see cool things that people have done that you wish you have thought of. I consider this the young child of the group because they just want attention. You end up spending 3 hours with them, when you really only wanted to be there for five minutes.
Teen: Facebook – This is for sure the teenager of the bunch. Everybody who is anyone is on this site and the only reason they have one is because it’s the thing to do these days. Facebook is the equivalent of bell-bottom jeans in the 1970′s, spandex in the 1980′s, and over sized suit jackets in the 1990′s.
Adult: LinkedIn – This website really isn’t that fun. It’s an online resume. You put what you’ve done, who you have worked with, and what you can do. It’s I can do anything better than you for ages 25 and up.
Elderly: The Internet Thing – The people that are currently this age really don’t use the internet. It’s either that thing in the computer, I don’t know what you’re talking about, or what’s a computer?
Anyway, so me and my friends are seeing who can go the longest without facebook. It’s been a month, and I’m preoccupying myself by writing blogs such as these because I’m no longer preoccupied with looking at Father Bucki’s photos from November of 2006. Don’t deny it, we’ve all done it.
Until next time, au revoir.