I really don’t like that my family has started venturing to the realm of the Internet. It was more than ok with they found their way to Amazon.com to spend $1000s per year on books and other crap they don’t really need, and it was even ok when they began e-mailing me (once they figured out that the Internet is more than an electronic Walmart), I can deal with that. Now, we have reached the next phase. I decided to unhide myself on Facebook for a few weeks, just let myself be searchable instead of being stealth. I thought if there was anyone wanting to find me that didn’t know my e-mail address, it would make that easier. A few days into this whole being not hidden thing I get a notification that a cousin that I really don’t like would like to add me as a friend on Facebook, that one was simple enough, I just ignore the request. Now, my favorite aunt has decided to join the world of Facebook, and has requested to add me. This places me in a position where I really do not know the proper course of action. I like my family fine for the most part, but they have a tendency to ask questions about things and be overly nosey. If I let one of them in, then the rest will want in and as I was recently informed, my immediate family is now to a count of about 25 people (and apparently at least one more pending). There is info in there that would just be a little too much for my family to deal with, especially with things like this blog, and we all know how lovingly I have spoken of my family over the years in this blog. I guess this goes back to the old billboard metaphor, “Don’t post anything on the Interwebs that you wouldn’t want on a billboard”. Well, I don’t follow that too well, but usually I am bright enough to keep that type of shit under a different alias, but as of late I have been less interested in aliases, as they merely complicate things. I really don’t know why I have such a problem with my family, I guess I just feel like they don’t understand me, and giving them this level of access would only make things worse.
One thought on “Family Social Networking Awkwardness”
people can only know and understand ya if ya let em in…
be yourself and fuck the world.
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