Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Oldster or Oldspace

When I was young we had this thing kind of like Friendster or Myspace but less, um, sophisticated I guess. What would happen was you would meet someone at school or in the neighborhood and you would start talking and then eventually, if you got along, you would hang out with one another. Usually there was no need to ask (request, invite) the other person to be your friend – it was less formal. If it turned out that you and this person or peer got along well, a friendship just sort of happened. In some ways the “Proto-Myspace” was less effective - at least numbers wise. For example, if you made 3 or 4 good friends that was considered successful, but with these modern, friend-meeting websites, it is not uncommon for teenagers to have hundreds of friends. There are pluses and minuses to both the old style and the new style. The old method suited me better because I wouldn’t know what to do with hundreds of friends.

5 comments:

Luke said...

Go andy rooney go! What's Up With That?

Anonymous said...

I don't know what I'd do with hundreds of friends either. In fact, come to think of it, I don't know what I'd do with one.

Friends (I assume),
-Chuckie

Anonymous said...

You could rename your entry: "A Few Minutes With Cabinblog."

jonathan said...

Yes Chuckie. Friends.

Adellamorio said...

I think everyone knows what they'd do with a hundred friends, but they're afraid to say it. Hundred-way.