Mom Logic's Jenny: I have a lot of friends. 248 to be exact. Yep, thanks to Facebook, I'm one popular chick.
When someone asked me to join Facebook and said it would become my newest addiction, I didn't believe them."Isn't it just MySpace for adults?" I wondered. What was the point of declaring cyber friendship with people that I'm already actually friends with? What's the point in "poking," "bitch slapping," or "throwing a turkey at" someone? (Yes, all things you can do on Facebook) And certainly, what's the point in the fill-in-the-blank "status updates?" (Like I care that "Mandy is sooooooo hungover.")
Well, my non-Facebook friends and friends alike, I'll tell you what the point is. The point is that it's like voyeuristic crack! It's a peak in to people's lives. It's a chance to be friends with people who you don't really want to talk to (but still maintain "acquaintance" status with). AND it's a chance to be friends with people who you don't actually stand a chance in talking to. Ever.
For example, Tyler Florence, Christian Louboutin, and Rocco DiSpirito... just some of my famous Facebook friends. While I doubt that Tyler Florence will ever actually "write on my wall" or "super poke" me, it is kind of fun to think that we are connected -- even if it is just somewhere in cyberspace. It'd be like six degrees of Kevin Bacon ... who could also be one of my "friends" if I asked him to...