Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Amigoster

A lot of people have rather boring lives. I'm not naming names or anything but it's not like many of you have appeared in Japanese tabloids or anything. Well almost everyone...

It's with that that I find Friendster and Facebook to be really funny, because they basically serve as press releases to people about developments in otherwise unnoteworthy lives. Changing your relationship status from "single" to "relationship" is a surefire sign to the rest of the world that you have found happiness in your personal life. While the Whitehouse has a press conference in the Oval Office, you get Friendster. You're a winner. You're a star.

The weirdest thing is that once you commit to documenting your personal life on it you are almost obliged to update it at every ebb in turn.... and thus somehow Friendster becomes like your little gossip page. How sad.

1 comment:

Whitney said...

I agree that one can become a reluctant slave to friendster but its quite useful to stalk, i mean find out information about exes, i mean, other people in your life.