Please be my Friend

What is the hang up with the electronic community? Every social networking place you join there is this massive push to pretend to have friends. Have we really reached the day when an actual face-to-face friend means less then a MySpace Friend? Is it important to be an add to a Facebook member. How about if you are someone’s friend in MySpace but he or she has not made you a top five friend, if you are not in that persons top five, they cannot be in yours. For the most part the people you are adding are people you know, or care about like a band, or a movie star. Let us take the conversation to the next level. You sign up for a website like SocailSpark, Pijoo, Zimbio, and even Twitter and people you do not know immediately want you to be there friend. If you add my blog, I will add yours. Then they run around saying I have 100 blog readers in Pijoo, or 2,000 MySpace friends, 1700 Facebook Adds, 100 props on SocialSpark with over 500 friends. It seems a bit shallow as we move forward in the digital age to waste time and energy making fake friends. Another place you see this stuff, is when you go to the boards or list servs and see people carrying on one-sentence conversations like they are best friends. Looking back at the whole process is seems a little silly. We are probably being just a little too cynical at this stage of life. We are on the east coast of the US, you are on the SE part of Asia we have only a wire holding our fake friendship together and both parties can step away at anytime, leaving the other to only wonder why. So update your MySpace, your Facebook and you Social Spark because when you die the virtual funeral home can be filled with your virtual friends and then you will know how many friends you really have.

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