Sunday, February 8, 2009

Putting The Me in Social Media

Who needs reality TV when you have social media?

We all know what is going to happen on reality TV. Two people are going to lay under the covers and make slurping noises on night vision, two people are going to scream at each other and threaten to fight and then end up crying at the end of the night, and one person is going to say that, "it's just too much - I just want to go HOME!"

Boring.

But social media is happening all the time! I am not confined to Mondays at 8pm or Thursdays at 10pm or Saturdays at 2am (you gotta know when the best scrambled porn is on).

No, social media is happening all the time and is completely unpredictable - like a ninja attack of awesomeness. I can just be sitting here at work, minding my own business and BAM! a little broken heart shows up on Facebook.

Oh boy oh boy oh boy.

Now I have to follow their status' and what they are writing on people's walls - oh snap they took down all their pictures of the other person!

Now lets move this over to Twitter where it gets even better. A venting Tweet is matched by a rallying cry of others lamenting, "What an asshole!" "You were too good for him!" "He had syphilis!"

The doctor said it was under control - back off.

But that isn't enough - THEN I get to go check their blog for the real juicy details - the reunion special of social media.

My Google Reader is like your TV Guide - only without all of the amazing Seinfeld re-runs.

But hey, even stalking has to have a downside.

23 comments:

Deutlich said...

this is why social media is so important

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

spot on my friend, spot on.

one of these days i'll get a boyfriend and you'll get to watch our inevitable break up over 7 different types of social media.

get excited, it's going to be danny bonaduce and i love new york style - dirty.

justjp said...

I does help the day go by quicker. Plus, when you meet said "heartbreak" person at happy hour, you know what you are getting into.

stealthnerd said...

I always like seeing the little broken heart. That probably makes me a terrible person, but I like the drama that comes after, so what?

Maxie said...

I'd like to break up with someone via all forms of social media all at once.

How sweet would that be.

Marie said...

so THIS is the secret to having good fodder on the interweb! how did i not think of this before?

social media = keeping us entertained about things that do not concern us

TOPolk said...

This post is money. I hate admitting that, because I'm a guy and I'm supposed to *not care* about these sort of things -- but hell, everyone loves a little drama.

Especially at 12:30 in the afternoon. A guy can only watch so much Andy Griffith.

surviving myself said...

I love when people twitter about their love life. By "love" I mean "fucking hate."

Arjewtino said...

ill don't get Twitter. I'm waiting for one, good explanation.

Fizzgig said...

i never thought of it this way, but its very true.......insightful!

Tara said...

There is nothing more depressing than that little broken heart. And that is why I will never put that I am "in a realationship" until I'm married.

And then there is the other end of the spectrum i.e. my brother's relationship status says "single" while the girl he has been seeing says "in a relationship". Oh, the drama!

Giggle Pixie said...

I'm too old and tired for all that. It's waaaay too much work to break up on 7 different mediums.

Kristen said...

I am clearly following the wrong people because nobody ever has any interesting drama in my world.

It's like A Birth Story being on24/7.

LiLu said...

Maxie- that may just be your BEST idea ever. Please let me watch. (That's what she said.)

Matt said...

So who won the tall-off the other day?

Lauren said...

Haha - i love it. It's so true, too. I'm bored at work, of COURSE i have to investigate that break up. It's just sadly natural.

PS. I've joined the world of twitter, finally. Follow me?

lacochran said...

Stalking has a downside? You lost me.

rs27 said...

Wait, who's gay?

Idea #527 said...

Good call. Good call. Ironically my friend and his girlfriend of 2 years broke up and he sent it to me in a text that he might be on the market soon without ever really telling me for sure. And when I talked to him on Thursday he was all "Oh it's hard I mean we dated for two years. . . wait I didn't tell you for sure?!?" I looked on facebook b/c his girlfriend changed her status and sure enough. . . they have yet to change it. I keep looking now to see when they will. Good thing they aren't bloggers. . .

AMANDA said...

we all need to get lives...eff this jazz. I am done. I am quitting you blogger...I am over you Twitter...I am gonna bang your friend Facebook.

andrea said...

Another social media plus: no lame commercials.

a0m0y7 said...

You are a funny guy... I have to say that the day that I said "I took him off of my tops friends, so he did too!" is the day that I admitted that I had a problem. So now I internet stalk people all the time, why not? They'll never know, I have to have some faults.

longredcape said...

Story of my life right now.