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Monday, December 11, 2006

Facebook is creepy. So, why do I love it?

Posted on Mon, Dec 11, 2006 at 5:30 PM

Ok, I know everyone already knows about Facebook, and has already formed their own opinions as to how lame they think it is.

Don't know about it? Well, it’s basically an “academic” substitute to MySpace (academic in the sense that you need a school e-mail to sign up.)

But do you really know how incredibly creepy and addictive it can be? I know, because I have taken part in the addictive creepiness. Gasp.

It is so easy to look up someone on Facebook and basically have the entire contents of their lives displayed right before your eyes – via profile and photo albums. Some people even post their phone numbers on it! Scary.

I initially signed up for Facebook because I thought it would be a good way to keep in touch with my friends after we had graduated (everyone has it.)

I soon found myself wandering onto random people’s profiles, and gossiping about them with my roommates. We had a group of girls we named “Facebook girls” (I know, clever.), who would update their profiles on a daily basis with narcissistic kissy face photos. You know what I’m talking about. Hilarious.

Now that I am in the King’s/Dal network, I have a whole new group of students to investigate. But what really scares me is that a whole new group of students can now investigate me (if they so wish to.)

I’ll admit Facebook is a great way to stay in touch with friends. I’m able to view pictures from friends who are off traveling or working in other countries - which is great, and is the reason why I am still kicking around on the site. But when it comes down to it. Facebook scares me.

I now know that the guy my friends and I call “Skinny Jeans Boy” likes the movie The Outsiders. That ain't right.

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