As some of you know, I have recently joined the Facebook ‘revolution’. On the whole I’m somewhat sceptical about these online ‘social networking services’, but I have had a plethora of requests from friends around the world to join, so I figured I would give in. Thanks to the wonder of the internet I have managed to locate a huge number of people that I had uninentionally lost contact with.Whilst browsing through some of my friends’ friends, I have discovered that a huge number of my friends know a lot of very attractive people to whom I have never been introduced. As far as I can see there are a few explanations to this, some of them more palatable than others:
- My friends are obviously lying: They are obviously not friends with nearly that many people, much less that many attractive people. They’re simply lying so as to look cool to everyone else on Facebook. Just swelling their internet kudos, that’s all.
- My friends’ friends are obviously lying: It’s self-evident that my friends’ friends are misrepresenting themselves. Those photos in their profiles are clearly doctored, or photos of someone else. Isn’t it sad what the world has come to? People misrepresenting themselves on a social networking service. For shame!
- I’m too much of a liability to be introduced to these attractive friends: Now I think this is the least likely option, but thought it had better be here for completeness. I’m not that much of a liability, surely.
No matter which explanation you subscribe to, it’s clear that Facebook is a well-proven way to procrastinate, especially during exam period I’ve been told!