May 14th, 2007
I’ve just received my umpteenth invite to join facebook.
What’s going on!? It’s actually insidious. If you’re not careful, as you join in, facebook has the potential to raid your email address book, and it’ll automatically send out emails to everyone in there inviting them to join as “your friend”. It’s piracy! And potentially quite embarrassing. Imagine what old email addresses you may have lurking in your black book. And imagine what Facebook will do with that huge database of addresses they’re amassing.
I bumped into an old friend at a real-live event the other night (she had invited me to join facebook months ago), and she said “How do I get a hold of you… you’re not on facebook!!!”
OMG its so high school. And I dropped out of high school.
It’s creeping up the generations. University teachers are signing up just to keep in touch with students, ’cause no one under 25 checks their emails anymore.
Can I hold out? Can anyone?