Facebook Juju

I was watching American talk show Conan O'Brien sometime back and he was giving a funny award called the Audiency Award. He picked up various people from his show for their uniqueness. One such awardee was a fan who had more than 2000 friends on his Facebook. But he got the award not just for that reason. The other reason was actual friends = none.

So that brings me to my Facebook discourse. Wonder why some people are averse to Facebook. I think it's better than all the other social networking sites such as Orkut or Linked In. I get Linked-In invites every other day but it goes to my spam without a second thought! And Orkut is just off putting. Don't know why.

I love facebooking. And I have been able to discover so many long and lost friends, friends who had literally gone out of my orbit. So, I was pleasantly surprised when I found my first roomate, someone I had shared a heart and a home when I came to Delhi in the early ninetees. After a decade of lost communication and lost love, we made up and became friends all over again. Now I know what's on her mind next!

And the other thing I love is going through the photos. You know, revelling in the cheap thrill that someone has put on so much weight than someone else or better still, me! Oh and I also get to check on my siblings and what they are up to. A cynic friend said "people abroad are so lonely, they are either online 24X7 or either facebooking". Well, better than being lonely I think. Perhaps she has no facebook friends hee hee hee...

Someone said there is an article saying that the fastest growing demographic on Facebook was the 35+ age group. Good news as Facebook has just topped 300 million users. Just hope and pray the site doesn't crash!

Facebook Juju Facebook Juju Reviewed by Indira on September 25, 2009 Rating: 5

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