I have been bitten by the Facebook bug - and really I have a Ryzer friend (Saurabh) to thank for this ... although I must say it languished in confusion for some months ... but then slowly I got the hang of it once my good friend .sha got on it and started sending me stuff (looks like as usual I have gone ahead with this buddy buddy thing hehehe)
The bestest part of Facebook was (although I guess you could call me a 'stalker' to an extent *grin*) I have managed to reconnect with some schoolmates, ex-colleagues and even an penpal from the 80s ... how cool is that????
So beyond playing scrabble with friends on my list, checking out causes to align myself to, sending graffiti posts of my quirky drawings to everyone, sharing pictures and looking up old friends ... there's an relaxed happy feel about Facebook. And I especially enjoy the X Me function ehehehhe imagine body slamming someone ehehehhe ... I get to be insanely naughty as well - but all in the spirit of facebooking :))
I really enjoy my FB moments, as an escape from the mundaneness of work and the stress that comes with it. I find scribbling or doodling my drawings for friends makes me smile and relax ... this must be the new generation of friend online interactions - but I guess with it also comes the scary bits that too much information also gives avenue for the sickos of the world to come into your life uninvited - so far not experienced this but then all my friends are those I already interact with or have been interacting with in the past :)) ... life is moving along quite fun like ...
At times I wonder about this dependency to exist or co-exist with online relationships of every form. And where in the 'real' world does this all fit in? But the way we live our lives today, forever starring into the screens we have become cyber-relations dependent individuals. I admit I am addicted - because with the kind of lifestyle I lead, online interactions are as close to time with friends that I manage to squirrel away ... whilst chugging along on work. In all probability its not healthy - but between no interactions and limited to online interactions - I pick the latter.
Of course, in dealing with online, we need to accept that in most cases the person you are dealing with is a persona of the person in reality. People are able to assimilate multiple personalities online in the comfort and security of anonymity. How would the other person really know WHO YOU ARE based on what you type?? All a game of chance. I have met oddballs, goof balls, super weirdos and made also a wealth of friends and friendships, I wouldn't exchange for anything in the world - all enriching experiences ...
I basically subscribe to being ani online is the same ani you get when you meet me in person. I avoid pretense of over selling myself to be on the ranks of Angelina Jolie and co .. but the person I am in real life is the same persona you get online - it makes it less complicated for me - I dunno about the other person on the receiving end - mayhap they have other images or ideas of who I am ... the point being is I am happy with who I am on or offline :)) and that's all that really matters!
Quite a number of NUKKADYTTs feature on my list in Facebook ... you know just how addicted I am to this :)) but this is ani in her glorious nuttiness ... no changing me ... am all GUILTY and LOVING IT :) - see ya there