No Facebook For Me Please

 

No Facebook For Me Please

I must apologize to those of you who send me Facebook invitations and invitations from other social networking sites.  I simply don't have the time to play on social networking sites and I have no interest in having a presence on one.

 

I must apologize to those of you who send me Facebook invitations and invitations from other social networking sites.  I simply don't have the time to play on social networking sites and I have no interest in having a presence on one.

 

Yes, I have an account but only because Facebook makes this necessary to view my sons Facebook pages.  Otherwise I wouldn't have an account at all.

 

Yes, I have an account but only because Facebook makes this necessary to view my sons Facebook pages.  Otherwise I wouldn't have an account at all.

 

Between running a business, running my own website, and  writing this column I have very little free personal time left over and I'd rather spend this time with my closest friends and family members than pitter away my time on a social networking site.

And what is this when people have something like a million friends?  REALLY?  This makes me feel very unpopular.  I don't have nearly a million friends like most of the people on Facebook and you know what?  I don't want that many friends.  Real friendships are yet another commitment on my limited resources so I tend to limit them to those I value the most.  Am I sounding anti-social?  Perhaps. 

Where does anyone find the time to maintain friendships with a million people?  Or even a thousand or a hundred.. there just aren't enough hours in the day to have any sort of meaningful relationship with a hundred friends.

So, instead of wasting the limited amount of free time I do have pittering around on a social networking site, instead I'll use that time to call up a friend to have lunch, perhaps a friendly chess game and dinner, or a day out on a photography outing.

I hope you understand.

 

Until next week..