Yeah, I’m on facebook. Because I’m a marketer and the whole social media networking world is the place to be. But I’m just a dabbler. I sign up and just snoop around in other people’s profiles and toy with the applications so I know what people are referring to in conversation. I’m not a great networker, mainly because i’m a total introvert and shy away from that kind of thing, but I have a presence.
I receive application invites from those people who have graffiti’d pages. Some I ignore, some I take just for fun, others confuse me because of weird in between pop-ups. The latest one I did was a comparison test between friends. Now, some of the people I have friended I don’t really know at all. And then it kept asking would I date this person? And yeah right. I don’t want to date my manager. Or my other manager, or my boyfriend’s uncle, or the friend of an ex-boyfriend. Half-way in I realized this was a mistake. I have no idea in what feed this will get published and I raced through it, skipped over half the q’s, and did I actually just click yes I would date this person by accident? Crap.
A day later I get a report back from the application in my inbox. I open it to find this:
Your friends have voted on your strengths and weaknesses:
STRENGTHS: most absentee, most generous, toughest
WEAKNESSES: most creative, merriest
And because I was that over-sensitive girl in high school that never quite fit into a group and I’m still bitter about that whole prom experience, my first response was, “What?! I hate you all!”
And then I realized, hey, it’s facebook. Despite however professional these networks claim to be, someones always going to ruin it with the popularity contest. And i’ve got a curtain to embroider, so I simply have no time for these shenanigans.