What’s happened to our friends who aren’t on Facebook? I often wonder, and it seems as though I’ve just lost track of them. It used to be that we would keep in contact with our rolodex of friends through our rolodex. Call, catch up, sometimes the calls would be too frequent and others not frequent enough. You’d catch up on what was going on in each other’s lives. Some calls would be short and sweet others would last too long.
Today we only have to scan our Facebook wall to see what our friends are up to, share the joy and sorrow that they experience in life. We’re also able to expand our rolodex of friends, people that we wouldn’t necessarily have a phone conversation with but we care enough to see how they are doing.
We have friends who are active, we have friends who are too active, and then we all have our voyeur friends. Those who rarely make a post, but they know that I went to the game last Saturday. Through all of this over the past 3 years I have seemed to have grown closer to all my Facebook friends, while the people are felt fairly close to that aren’t on Facebook have fallen off my radar.
Facebook to me is a real time saver as well as a huge money saver by not having to have the maximum minutes on my cell plan. There are times when someone I haven’t bumped into in a while will pop into my head and I’ll wonder what he’s or she is up to, then it goes away because they’re not on Facebook. I’m wondering if I’m becoming a Facebook snob? I feel like not on Facebook then I don’t have the time for you. I like to multitask, follow up and catch up with my friends on my time, on my wall.