Anyone who knows me (and this includes people who know me IRL and those with whom I have strictly online relationships) knows that I’m not a fan of facebook. As I’ve said many times, I think facebook is the devil (and, unfortunately, a necessary evil).
So this whole concept of facebook stalking is hard for me to wrap my head around. Or was. Until recently.
There was someone I was curious about. Someone who is not in my life. Anymore. So I looked him up on facebook. And then wasted what had to be an hour of my life reading the last year-ish of his facebook wall. Which made me crazy mad. And just crazy.
This was, BTW, the first time I’d ever done anything like that. And I’m fairly certain I’ll never do it again.
If someone is not in my life, why would I want to know what they’re up to? If they’re happy? Sad? In a relationship? Dead or alive?
But clearly I’m not in the mainstream here. Otherwise we wouldn’t have the term, “facebook stalking.” And people wouldn’t nod in recognition when they hear someone talk about facebook stalking the ex.
So, you know where this is going…
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