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when no one is watching i spend oodles of time on the internet absorbed by random information about the lives of random people. some of whom i know and others who I have never met before. it is probably ok to be obsessed by the lives of friends and even acquaintances. but surely, the obsession with strangers should be considered odd but in today’s society its called networking or some other bullshit name like reconnecting.

what mumbo jumbo. in the very least its an ocd complex.

i am fascinated by the lives of people i have never met before and will go through their blogs and twitters religiously. this is more than just a passing phase. it is more than just simple procrastinating and sticky-beaking because i don’t even know how i existed before google search, facebook, twitter, and blogs.

  • how could i see what demi moore looked like without her front tooth
  • how was i supposed to find pictures from events within my extended social network that i was not popular enough to be invited to
  • how did i kept tabs on ex-boyfriends
  • how would i have reconnected with friends that i had purposely disconnected from and then find myself compulsively following there movements second by second
  • how would  i have tracked the movements of my friends, acquaintances, celebrity crushes every waking moment of the day

so thank you social networking sites you have truly helped me become more social. because now i spend more time being social in the confines of my own bedroom. yep, i sit at home all night basking in the light of friendship that emanates from my 2004 powerbook. it’s glorious.

before i forget. thank you again social networking sites because before your neat little user interfaces were created, i didn’t know that my life was actually boring. i now know my life is only as interesting as the images and text that magically travel through inter-space-net from a stranger’s blog or an acquaintance’s facebook page and project into my living room.

when no-one is watching i run google searches of people I have met once or haven’t met at all but have happened across them in the social networking scene. yes, I am calling it a scene to make it sound more normal. but what is normal anyway. shut up.

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