So there's this, I don't know, this "thing" going around Facebook these days. It's pretty simple: you get tagged, you write 25 things about yourself in a note, you tag 25 people, and they do the same.
Honestly, it's kind of annoying. I was kind of hoping that as we progressed down the information highway, we could leave things like a new equivalent of the e-chain-letter behind us. (I was also hoping we could leave the metaphor "information highway" behind us, but what can I say? You let in one early 2000 internet theme, you open the floodgates.) At least this ignores the phony "consequences" part--there's no penalty for failing to tag. On the other hand, you don't get the touching story about how a little old woman passed the chain letter on and the next day she fulfilled her life long dream of becoming a Norweigan folk singer. So that part's a toss up.
I haven't been tagged yet myself, and I'm greatful, frankly. I mean, if I feel the urge to cite random facts about myself that walk the line between boring and TMI, well, that's what the blog's for. I'm glad I don't have to do one. It's a real time killer, too. I mean 25 points takes a lot of effort, and by nineteen or so, you're resorting to things like "my nickname is Bubbles." It's more time-wasting nonsense that Facebook is, rightfully, famous for. Not to mention a symptom of the "I'm so interesting" modern culture that encourages everyone and their pet monkey to start a blog, or write a zine, or write a blog on their zine concerning their pet monkey. Some people don't HAVE 25 interesting things to say about themselves, and encouraging them is not a good idea. So I'm glad I don't have to do one.
WHY DOESN'T ANYONE LIKE MEEEEEE?
P.S. I see great things ahead for the "desperation" tag. It's going places, baby.