Owww . . .my head hurts. First there was MSN which I still use mainly at work. Then there was My Space which I only joined to enable me to comment on ClareBear and Aktor’s spaces. Then there was Blogger, which has turned into an unhealthy obsession. Then I dabbled in Wordpress but decided it was too techy for me for just now. There's Outlook which is my main email communication method. Then I was clued up to Skype which I really . . . really . . . really . . . love because it’s messaging and audio all rolled into one and it’s free. But now. . . friggin Facebook which I have to join if I want to follow my kid’s travels around the world has reared its ugly head.
I remember Grandad talking about 'poking' and confusion on Facebook but others have told me it's "My Space" for grown-ups - well I haven't seen ANY evidence of that. I’m really not sure about all this food fighting, hugging, working out how much alike you are and everyone poking each other, either! If I want a poke, I’ll ask for it. And if someone throws something at me I want the satisfaction of a splattery-splodgy sound. As for a virtual drink or a piece of virtual cake – what’s the point in that! It's as satisfying as a virtual hug! Gimme the real thing any time!
Plus, when am I going to have time to ‘live’. I can’t possibly indulge all these online obsessions working full time and managing a five acre property, spending time with my poppets, looking after animals, cleaning, washing, socialising . . . not to mention the need to face up to the camera and post a picture . . . OMG . . .that's going to take ages given the amount of spackfiller and vaseline required for a soft focus!
Within seconds, I’ve got three friends and am being encouraged to add more - which is very nice but now there’s pressure to decide upon which application to use when speaking to them. I already have quite a few virtual and real friends with whom I Blog, Skype and Email surely throwing cake at them and poking them on a daily basis is a bit of overkill . . . plus, their sites are far more sophisticated than mine so I'm under pressure to make it look pretty and I haven’t got a clue. ClareBear . . . Help!
Mission for tonight: Explore, expand and expunge if it turns out to be a crock.