Shark week continues!
(Yes, I am aware that Shark Week is actually next week. This is pre-Shark Week mania! Or something.)
Here at Counterforce, we decided to not make this a personal blog. It’s not about who we’re fucking and how good we look doing the nasty or who’s pissing us off at work or blah blah blah. But you’re going to get a little of that from me today as I take a break from my usual vituperations… but for a reason.
Recently I met a woman, a lovely young woman who’s gorgeous and smart and funny and most importantly, extremely fun to talk to and be around. I’m not sure, despite all those wonderful criteria, that I want to date her (or that I could, even though I’m awesome, maybe awesome doesn’t turn her on?), but I would like to be her friend. I missed an opportunity to talk to her and elicit certain personal information from her and now she’s leaving for the fall.
It’s not like we’re strangers, but it is creepy. But more so than that, I ask you, does the presence of the internet as a social factor in our lives make us (or, in this case, just me) slightly weaker in our interactions? Has social networking become a kind of safety net that allows us to maybe not “go for it” like we should when certain opportunities present themselves?
Shit, I don’t know. You tell me.
(Side note: I already found the girl on Facebook. Their search function is remarkably easy to operate and it took me a grand total of 4 minutes to discover her. Does that make me feel less stalker-ish or just like a web 2.0 stalker? Ugh.)
(At some point, I probably will write a post on when we all see connections where previously there was none. Let’s hope it’s not for a long, long time though.)
(Also, just kidding on the above mention of Friendster. I know that no one actually uses that site anymore.)
In other quick news of the internet:
Nature is starting to drown Texas (and part of Mexico too).
Dear Nickelback, drink poison. Please?
Does this count as real life supervillainy?
At some point, I really am going to write a post about double standards when it comes to the internet and how I’ve grown to despise the term “overshare.” Also, I’ll mention that I think Emily Gould is cool.
Until then… Happy Hump Day!