I admit that I was slow in coming but eventually joined in on the technological bandwagon and am the proud owner of a Myspace page, Facebook page, and blog. At first I couldn’t get enough of Myspace and all free time was spent perusing through profiles. Then came Facebook. I joined Facebook to “keep up” with those friends who didn’t have Myspace. But my interest in both have waned. I do however think the blog will keep my interest sparked.
For the past few months both my Facebook and Myspace pages have been mostly dormant. Then out of the blue I started receiving messages and friend requests from the most random people. After shuffling through the weirdos and freaks on Myspace, I linked over to Facebook to see who my requests were from. Former high school alumni. Now you may be wondering, “What’s so strange about that?” What’s strange is that I haven’t talked to any of the five of them since the 7th grade. And we’ve been graduated for 11 years. Come to think of it, I’ve never spoken to two of them before in my life even though I think we MIGHT have had some classes together at some point. And all five of them were in the “popular click” in school while I was…well I was not. I wasn’t really anything in high school which is the best position to find yourself.
Being an analyzer (and incredibly bored at work) I took a look at my five people and this is what I’ve noticed:
girl #1 is single, girl #2 and #3 are married
guy #1 is single, guy #2 is married
all 5 have 100 or more friends listed on their page
Conclusion: No matter sex or marital status, the most important thing is to have as many people as possible listed as collector’s items friends on your page.
I don’t get this. I thought the point of both pages was to stay in contact with people you actually want to stay in contact with. People you know. Maybe they can’t help it, after all they were part of the cool, popular crowd. Maybe having people around all the time is something they’re indoctrinated with. Or maybe they just have me confused with someone else.