Knuckled Under

I gave up. I surrendered. I joined Facebook.

I have managed to avoid all manner of social networking. I have never sent a text message, and studiously ignore any that I get. Don’t even get me started on Twitter.

All that may sound odd from someone who internets for a living (On a side note: I’m amusing myself this week by turning nouns into verbs whenever I can. So annoying! Anyone want to party?) but I just feel like I have to draw the line somewhere.

I just hate being instantly available to any fool who can surface my screen name or peck out my phone number. The first person who “pokes” me is going to get punched in the face.

I was steadfast. But my boss started asking me a bunch of questions about Facebook and then the writing was on the wall.

Now that I’ve finished griping, I will admit to you that parts of it are kind of fun. Anyone want to play Scramble?

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84 responses to this post.

  1. poke…poke…
    I’m not on facebook, although just tonight Ryan asked me if I wanted to join the cult.

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  2. poke…poke…
    I’m not on facebook, although just tonight Ryan asked me if I wanted to join the cult.

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  3. poke…poke…
    I’m not on facebook, although just tonight Ryan asked me if I wanted to join the cult.

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  4. poke…poke…
    I’m not on facebook, although just tonight Ryan asked me if I wanted to join the cult.

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  5. poke…poke…
    I’m not on facebook, although just tonight Ryan asked me if I wanted to join the cult.

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  6. poke…poke…
    I’m not on facebook, although just tonight Ryan asked me if I wanted to join the cult.

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  7. poke…poke…
    I’m not on facebook, although just tonight Ryan asked me if I wanted to join the cult.

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  8. It doesn’t sound odd, that you avoid social networking. I have a cell phone–well, spouse and I share one–for emergencies (read: friend had an extra phone and a lot of minutes and gave it to us). No texting. I don’t want to make that ever blurry line between Work and Life any fuzzier.
    That said, I bet I end up with a blackberry or an iPhone within the year.

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  9. It doesn’t sound odd, that you avoid social networking. I have a cell phone–well, spouse and I share one–for emergencies (read: friend had an extra phone and a lot of minutes and gave it to us). No texting. I don’t want to make that ever blurry line between Work and Life any fuzzier.
    That said, I bet I end up with a blackberry or an iPhone within the year.

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    • I agree completely about the blurry line! With rare exception, I don’t allow it. My coworkers don’t need to see the real me, for goodness sake.

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    • I agree completely about the blurry line! With rare exception, I don’t allow it. My coworkers don’t need to see the real me, for goodness sake.

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    • I agree completely about the blurry line! With rare exception, I don’t allow it. My coworkers don’t need to see the real me, for goodness sake.

      Reply

    • I agree completely about the blurry line! With rare exception, I don’t allow it. My coworkers don’t need to see the real me, for goodness sake.

      Reply

    • I agree completely about the blurry line! With rare exception, I don’t allow it. My coworkers don’t need to see the real me, for goodness sake.

      Reply

    • I agree completely about the blurry line! With rare exception, I don’t allow it. My coworkers don’t need to see the real me, for goodness sake.

      Reply

  10. It doesn’t sound odd, that you avoid social networking. I have a cell phone–well, spouse and I share one–for emergencies (read: friend had an extra phone and a lot of minutes and gave it to us). No texting. I don’t want to make that ever blurry line between Work and Life any fuzzier.
    That said, I bet I end up with a blackberry or an iPhone within the year.

    Reply

  11. It doesn’t sound odd, that you avoid social networking. I have a cell phone–well, spouse and I share one–for emergencies (read: friend had an extra phone and a lot of minutes and gave it to us). No texting. I don’t want to make that ever blurry line between Work and Life any fuzzier.
    That said, I bet I end up with a blackberry or an iPhone within the year.

    Reply

  12. It doesn’t sound odd, that you avoid social networking. I have a cell phone–well, spouse and I share one–for emergencies (read: friend had an extra phone and a lot of minutes and gave it to us). No texting. I don’t want to make that ever blurry line between Work and Life any fuzzier.
    That said, I bet I end up with a blackberry or an iPhone within the year.

    Reply

  13. It doesn’t sound odd, that you avoid social networking. I have a cell phone–well, spouse and I share one–for emergencies (read: friend had an extra phone and a lot of minutes and gave it to us). No texting. I don’t want to make that ever blurry line between Work and Life any fuzzier.
    That said, I bet I end up with a blackberry or an iPhone within the year.

    Reply

  14. It doesn’t sound odd, that you avoid social networking. I have a cell phone–well, spouse and I share one–for emergencies (read: friend had an extra phone and a lot of minutes and gave it to us). No texting. I don’t want to make that ever blurry line between Work and Life any fuzzier.
    That said, I bet I end up with a blackberry or an iPhone within the year.

    Reply

  15. I’m on it — was dragged into it in November. I’ll look for you!
    I have two scrabulous games going. No poking, though.

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  16. I’m on it — was dragged into it in November. I’ll look for you!
    I have two scrabulous games going. No poking, though.

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    • , I’m glad you’re on it! I can only play Scrabulous if I use Firefox. , some of us don’t poke. look for kim yoo-cee spelled like Busey. you can use the Photo Album feature for all of those adorable photos. πŸ™‚

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    • , I’m glad you’re on it! I can only play Scrabulous if I use Firefox. , some of us don’t poke. look for kim yoo-cee spelled like Busey. you can use the Photo Album feature for all of those adorable photos. πŸ™‚

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    • , I’m glad you’re on it! I can only play Scrabulous if I use Firefox. , some of us don’t poke. look for kim yoo-cee spelled like Busey. you can use the Photo Album feature for all of those adorable photos. πŸ™‚

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    • , I’m glad you’re on it! I can only play Scrabulous if I use Firefox. , some of us don’t poke. look for kim yoo-cee spelled like Busey. you can use the Photo Album feature for all of those adorable photos. πŸ™‚

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    • , I’m glad you’re on it! I can only play Scrabulous if I use Firefox. , some of us don’t poke. look for kim yoo-cee spelled like Busey. you can use the Photo Album feature for all of those adorable photos. πŸ™‚

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    • , I’m glad you’re on it! I can only play Scrabulous if I use Firefox. , some of us don’t poke. look for kim yoo-cee spelled like Busey. you can use the Photo Album feature for all of those adorable photos. πŸ™‚

      Reply

  17. I’m on it — was dragged into it in November. I’ll look for you!
    I have two scrabulous games going. No poking, though.

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  18. I’m on it — was dragged into it in November. I’ll look for you!
    I have two scrabulous games going. No poking, though.

    Reply

  19. I’m on it — was dragged into it in November. I’ll look for you!
    I have two scrabulous games going. No poking, though.

    Reply

  20. I’m on it — was dragged into it in November. I’ll look for you!
    I have two scrabulous games going. No poking, though.

    Reply

  21. I’m on it — was dragged into it in November. I’ll look for you!
    I have two scrabulous games going. No poking, though.

    Reply

  22. Heh … if you’d like to friend me there, I’m at pitamakan@mac.com. πŸ™‚

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  23. Heh … if you’d like to friend me there, I’m at pitamakan@mac.com. πŸ™‚

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  24. Heh … if you’d like to friend me there, I’m at pitamakan@mac.com. πŸ™‚

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  25. Heh … if you’d like to friend me there, I’m at pitamakan@mac.com. πŸ™‚

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  26. Heh … if you’d like to friend me there, I’m at pitamakan@mac.com. πŸ™‚

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  27. Heh … if you’d like to friend me there, I’m at pitamakan@mac.com. πŸ™‚

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  28. Heh … if you’d like to friend me there, I’m at pitamakan@mac.com. πŸ™‚

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  29. , I’m glad you’re on it! I can only play Scrabulous if I use Firefox. , some of us don’t poke. look for kim yoo-cee spelled like Busey. you can use the Photo Album feature for all of those adorable photos. πŸ™‚

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  30. I’m on Facebook, but since almost all my friends on there are my friends from LJ, I don’t spend much time over there.

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  31. I’m on Facebook, but since almost all my friends on there are my friends from LJ, I don’t spend much time over there.

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  32. I’m on Facebook, but since almost all my friends on there are my friends from LJ, I don’t spend much time over there.

    Reply

  33. I’m on Facebook, but since almost all my friends on there are my friends from LJ, I don’t spend much time over there.

    Reply

  34. I’m on Facebook, but since almost all my friends on there are my friends from LJ, I don’t spend much time over there.

    Reply

  35. I’m on Facebook, but since almost all my friends on there are my friends from LJ, I don’t spend much time over there.

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  36. I’m on Facebook, but since almost all my friends on there are my friends from LJ, I don’t spend much time over there.

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  37. I’ve managed not to Facebook, though I have MySpaced. But I visit only semi-regularly. Verbing is fun! If only it were profitable.

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  38. I’ve managed not to Facebook, though I have MySpaced. But I visit only semi-regularly. Verbing is fun! If only it were profitable.

    Reply

  39. I’ve managed not to Facebook, though I have MySpaced. But I visit only semi-regularly. Verbing is fun! If only it were profitable.

    Reply

  40. I’ve managed not to Facebook, though I have MySpaced. But I visit only semi-regularly. Verbing is fun! If only it were profitable.

    Reply

  41. I’ve managed not to Facebook, though I have MySpaced. But I visit only semi-regularly. Verbing is fun! If only it were profitable.

    Reply

  42. I’ve managed not to Facebook, though I have MySpaced. But I visit only semi-regularly. Verbing is fun! If only it were profitable.

    Reply

  43. I’ve managed not to Facebook, though I have MySpaced. But I visit only semi-regularly. Verbing is fun! If only it were profitable.

    Reply

  44. And you did! Sucker!

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  45. I agree completely about the blurry line! With rare exception, I don’t allow it. My coworkers don’t need to see the real me, for goodness sake.

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  46. Done! I forgot to add a note, but I’m Jillian.

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  47. Done! I will get on it with those photos. It’s not exactly an onerous task..

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  48. I’m not yet sure how much I’ll do. I guess it depends on how many fun widgets I find to play with. I do enjoy a good quiz.

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