19 March 2008

Status Updates

I really like Facebook. I think it is one of the best inventions of our time. I don't like MySpace. I think it is dirty, chaotic, and a cheap imitation of something that is really good.

I signed up for Facebook pretty early on- as soon as BYU was added to it- back before anyone could join. I liked feeling like I was in some sort of club. I liked finding my old high school friends, and I liked connecting with my BYU folks too. It is a really great way to keep up with oodles of people.

I like to see people's status updates, but I am a bit crazy about those. You see, I think you should only update your status if you are doing something really cool. Or really funny. Or really important. Status updates like "NAME is working." Make me want to vomit. I don't care that you are working. Now if you said, "NAME is in Tokyo." Well, that would be cool. I want to know that you are in Tokyo. I don't so much care that you are going to work. We all go to work. That is what we do.

Just to give you an idea- here are the 26 most recent status updates of my friends, followed by my commentary. Names have been changed.

A thinks it is all about time utilization!!!
B is well aware that love is in the air. Must be springtime.
C is ready to have a BABY--18 days and counting.
D tomorros is the day... :)
E is on level 18 of the numbrosia.com game with 810 points.
F is watching oreo and nickel fight! eek!
G can't wait til Camping in MOAB.
H wishes it were 2 days, 13 hours, 52 minutes already.
I finally has internet again.
J is need everyones phone numbers..her cell phone finally died :(.
K is over analyzing.. what am I a grownup or something?
L feels like a million bucks :)
M Arthur unplugged - 40 Day Fast http://tinyurl.com/3a6fpk
N likes watching Dr. House solve medical mysteries!
O is suffering from heartburn..... that mavs game was too intense for me.. i'm getting old
P is pretty sure EVERYONE in Irealand is named Seamus
Q is doing wedding plans.
R is playing the flute wide-eyed for Sarah D.
S wishes this week was over.
T is blue. Goodbye, Arthur C. Clarke.
U is finding Facebook to be boring.
V thinks that if your life is miserable you should change it.
W is studying on her lawn because she is locked out of her house and doesn't want to climb through the window...so if you're lookin to party...
X has started to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Y is making ready for baby!!
Z is excited that I get to go on a date tonight with my husband!!

I guess so many things are just completely uninteresting to me because I don't get to see these people on a daily (or even annual, for that matter) basis, so I'm not really interested in their day-to-day lives. I'd like to know about cool trips, big changes (like marriage and babies), funny tidbits. But most stuff just doesn't interest me.

And grammar. ::sigh:: I just don't think there's anything to be done.

Except! When you type in the box, it says "Sherry ____________" and you are expected to fill in the rest. Obviously. Then it will show on all your friends whatever you've just typed. My #1 pet peeve is that what Z did above. People do it all the time. The sentence starts in third person and ends in first person. Drives. Me. Crazy. Z should have said, "Z is excited that she gets to go on a date tonight with her husband!!" A simple concept. Am I the only one who has noticed this?

1 comment:

Alice said...