Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Real World

It seems that as of late, blogging and Twitter are turning into a ghost town. A lot of my favorites have hung up their keyboards in favor of REAL interaction with REAL people in REAL life.

But as I contemplated giving up that which I love so dearly, I thought of all of the good times...

Without social networking, how would I randomly say something in less than 140 characters and then have people I met one time two years ago comment on it?

Without social networking, how could I randomly know every single detail about that one guy that I went to high school with but was three years below me and I always forget his name?

Without social networking, how could I possibly know "Which Sex and the City You Would Be"? Or your Twittascope? Or what mood you are in? Drunk? Haha that totally sounds like you! I think. I don't really know you but you sent me a friend request on Myspace and you had one of those weird angle pictures that make girls look cute so I added you.

Without social networking, how can I keep up on the everyday workings of random strangers' lives? How can I leave witty comments about their updates? How can I track my blog traffic and feel like a better person because I got 20 comments?

You want me to give up social networking?

Get real.

27 comments:

Ashley said...

Um - I'm quickly becoming that person you met ONCE who comments on your crap. We need to change this.

Deutlich said...
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Deutlich said...

you bring me the laughs.

i thank you

Allison M. said...

if it doesn't happen on facebook, it doesn't really happen, now does it?

TheGuy said...

For me, REAL life is in Japanese... so I prefer this.

miss. chief said...

don't even think about quitting. ever. or else. *shakes fist in your general direction*

(which i assume is south. which way is south?)

*shakes fist in a circle in order to ensure you received the message*

Chris said...

Just so you know - real life is weird and confusing.

ANG* said...

thank god. if you were gonna tell me you were quitting too, not sure what i would have done. but i'm certain there would have been tears ;)

Anonymous said...

I feel the same way.. I mean, I quit blogging but I just can't seem to give up twitter.

Taylor said...

I thought you were quitting and I was like, "noooo!!!"

I agree with this post.

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

i give this blog post two thumbs up

Marie said...

This post deserves about 100 *high fives*.

Angela said...

Good. Because I might cry if you leave too.

Matt said...

Yea dude, real life is sort of lame.

especially being outside. Have you been out there lately? The sun is all bright and shit.

just a girl... said...

no dont go!!!!!!!

Tdub said...

haha soo true. And it's not about REAL life versus virtual. All this social networking just lets us keep up with our real life while they tend to get a bit busy. Never give it up. =)

Maxie said...

fuck that. I need a way to show the masses how awesome i am.

Brookie Brooke said...

oh good! Please don't abandon us! I suck at posting my blogs in a timely or orderly fashion but I depend on my funny bloggers to get me through this so called "real" life.

Without funny bloggers how would I say things to freak out my family like "Narm said the funniest thing about would you rather wednesday"
or "gosh I miss BakingWithPlath she is my favorite lush"
or "hahaha the bloggess haha victor and hailey haha katana swords and dead hobo fingers"
and they ask who is Narm or Jenny The Bloggess or BWP or RS27 and I just give them a scowl.
You mean you get through life without these people?
UNPOSSIBLE!

Brookie Brooke said...

https://www.blogger.com/captcha?type=IMAGE&captchaKey=1sl6e6y1vks1f

even your captcha is funny.. footbutt is all i can think of.

Brookie Brooke said...

that didn't work. Just ignore me please.

p.s. the letters were "peditush"
i'm not crazy.

Always a Bridesmaid said...

So, which SATC character ARE you? (I'm Carrie.)

lbluca77 said...

For a second I thought you were the next one to jump ship. Please don't go!

Phil said...

Personally, blogging has managed to bring me some great real-life friends anyway. Plus, I see no reason to give up blogging, and I barely manage to keep up as it is, but it's fun, so I keep it up.

Dolce said...

It's amazing when the real world slaps you in the face and tells you to start living it.

Wait... maybe that's just me.

bakingwithplath said...

Tell me more about this "real world" of which you speak

Trouble.Thinks said...

Too funny. Too true.

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