If we ever friended each other on Facebook, then there’s a good chance you’re annoyed with me right now for un-friending you. But I swear it’s nothing personal. Lemme ‘splain.
I’ve been on Facebook for a while but I never really used it – the UI felt clumsy and cluttered, and I just didn’t get the appeal. But lately I keep running into people in the “real world” who swear by Facebook, so I decided I should take a second look at it.
BTW, when I say “real world,” I mean the world away from my computer and the small circle of geeks I cocoon myself in. If you’re not familiar with that world, it’s worth a visit. Nobody cares what OS you’re running, what browser you’re using, or whether your HTML validates.
Anyway…because I never used Facebook, I just blindly friended anyone and everyone. Which now, of course, makes it such a noisy place that I can’t possibly spend any time there. So I pared down my list of friends to a much smaller group of semi-related folks in the hopes that I’d better understand why so many people like Facebook. And the first people to get cut were my geeky friends.
So, don’t take it personally if I un-friended you – it probably just means you’re a geek, in which case you should be following me on Twitter instead :)