Thursday, February 26, 2009

Blurring Lines

I used to keep things online fairly separated. This blog was for needlework and life in general. Another blog is/was for ranting and writing. Another one is documenting some original designs. Livejournal is for food blogging and keeping up with kids in college. And then came Facebook. And now all my worlds are starting to collide. People on R.C.T.N. are on Facebook. Nearly my entire family is on Facebook. People who read here are on Facebook. Time magazine had a funny one page article about how baby boomers are taking over Facebook.

Wait. This post just got hijacked by, yup, you guessed it, Facebook. Did I ever mention that I have a real, original PEA Facebook. From 1977. I don't know how I managed to save only one of these. I think it must have been in my file cabinet when I got married and moved away from my hometown. What a real Facebook is/was: a student directory from Phillips Exeter Academy with photos, name, dorm or day student. If you left the school, people would black out your photo. Some guys would band together and rate all the female students in their Facebooks. Anyway, the founder of Facebook (online version) attended PEA and brought his online version to fruition at Harvard. But I digress.

So I'm watching my online life bits start to collide and mesh. Makes me want to self-edit more than I do. I know there's way too much personal information out there, mostly from answering memes. Or maybe I should just start making stuff up. I can do that. I could have a fabulous time. Dinner at the White House, anyone?

1 comment:

Anna van Schurman said...

I have my college facebook. The guys at Haverford called it the "pig book." (Bryn Mawr wasn't known for beauty, but we all know brains are more important anyway.)