Monday, October 27, 2008

friends, followers lend me your ear

I have to laugh at the lingo of our day-today's winner the letter F


First...we will start with Facebook "friends". Now the use of this term is liberally applied (think sunscreen on the beach your first time out of in the summer season). I mean if the dictionary were to define friend in the manner of facebook it would have to include the following entries: a loose acquaintance, someone I send a Christmas Card to, someone who signed my year book "with love you like a sister", someone whose name pops in my brain about every 2 years or so, someone who likes me more than I like them, someone who who I like more than they like me, someone who I know I should remember more but my brain just can't recall, someone I feel social obligations to, or quite possibly a real true, heart and soul friend.

Second the new blogger term...followers. I have yet to switch to the follower set-up. I guess I have to wait a while for them scary jim jonesesque connotation to wear off. The follower word make me think: screaming Beatles groupie or or shady hippies with mystical leanings. This word of power as though the blogger can command a cyber uprising of their followers who hang on their every word.

What words are next.

1. kind service of others 2. prizes for goodness 3. racing thoughts spilling out

6 comments:

LL said...

great. i FOLLOW you. i am a follower of yours...does that make me a "shady hippie" DUDE...your just so groovy, how can we not follow?
and your welcome for yesterday. LOVED every minute of it!

Amy said...

great post and I LOL at your facebook friend definition-so true!!

Becky said...

love your 'racing thoughts spilling out'. i totally follow your blog. i promise i'm not scary though - as long as i've had some decent sleep, otherwise it could be questionable.

sweetpea said...

you nailed it on the head about facebook "friends". Since I signed up a few weeks ago it's been a new revelation for me!

Trueman twins said...

I caved and joined a few weeks ago, but I hate it. It is so impersonal as oppossed to blogs. I don't like the chaotic layout of the pages or really anything about it. Maybe I am not giving it a chance but for right now I have enough on my plate.

Kevin said...

I've read your blog once or twice in the past because of the LDS connection. I had to laugh because I have many FFFs ("Facebook friends forever") and I have blog "followers". I serve as a singles ward bishop and I try to be "with it" (just that term dates me). It is a different world!! Anyway, thanks