On this one, I’m not going to spend a lot of time — because I’ve already spent more than I care to. If I’m going to be doing anything online with friends, they’re going to be friends — that is, flesh-and-blood people who, I know, already have something in common with me. There’s just not enough time in the day to spend “putting myself out there”, wasting time on developing some god-damned image so that unknown others will try to be my “friends”. When I have free time that I want to spend being social, on-line is not my first stop. I prefer the company of actual people.
If you search me in MySpace or Facebook, you’ll find that I have accounts. I got the MySpace account when Y.A. and techno-hip librarians were all talking about the importance of getting MySpace pages to put ourselves out there where the public was. But, you know what? How many of them want a god-damned librarian’s services, anyway? In order to get well-known enough that somebody would ask you a real library-related question, you’d have to invest, like, a thousand hours dinking around with your profile and making “friends”. Big Waste Of Time. (The Facebook membership was at the invitation of a good friend from library school. I figured, what the hell?)
Okay, MySpace has a place for sharing videos, music, comedy, blah, blah, blah. But don’t I have something better to do?