Thursday, March 19, 2009

Well, you see, it's like this

It seems a lot of us bloggers have moved over to Facebook because we are too busy to be bothered writing thoughtful posts about meaningful topics, which was what prompted us to start blogs in the first place. So, we've been settling for one-sentence quick hits on non-topics instead. The fast-food of communication. Yeah, we'd rather accept meaningless requests from our "friends" to tend a plant that doesn't exist or "help save the rainforest" or "clean the ocean" without having to do a darned thing except click the right button.

Meh. There are aspects of Facebook that absolutely make me crazy. All those stupid applications that waste my time and do NOTHING. True enough, it can be a useful way of conveying a quick message to several people at the same time, or posting an interesting story to different groups of friends. But seriously, couldn't we do that with e-mail or a blog just as easily and with less frustration?

I don't know any more. Each communications "improvement" seems to take us so much farther away from our connections goals.

Anyway, I've been watching Eagle Cam for the past few days. You can see it here:

I did get to see both eagle parents eating a fish this evening, both standing up without being on the three eggs in the clutch. They are expected to hatch starting as early as tomorrow. Can't wait to see the babies over the next several days!


TECH said...

Glad at see a post! Dare I hope you might post several times a week now? Yes, Facebook is nice, but posts tell us about you!

Trixie said...

I'll do my best. I just don't feel very interesting these days. :(

Jill of All Trades said...

I'm on Facebook but only just chat stuff. Frankly, I have too many local friends and family members there to really speak my mind. I perfer my blog to use my voice. I love blogging.

Sarabeth said...

Trixie, I no longer have time to blog as I'm writing more and more. I've even let my kid blog less.

I do use facebook as a took to keep in touch with many others, many who have traveled to my blog to learn more about what I've been doing the years that we lost touch. I'm using it to organize a 20 year class reunion, pretty successfully, too.

I suspect it is only as good as you use it. If you play with the useless applications, then you've not deepened any connections. If you use it to debate evolution (a current topic on my page) or politics, then you have deepend the connection with your "friends".

I am sorry that you are depressed. It can't hurt to write about it. We'd listen.

Trixie said...

You guys are all great! Thank you so much for your support. This is one of the things that makes the Internet a wonderful perk of our age.