Caught in a series of tubes

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The other day I realized how easy I become totally addicted to all these trendy, horrible online communities.

It started back in 2003, when I joined the Emerica Blab.
I began going there every day, posting stupid shit.
Eventually I joined MySpace, which was somewhat new at that point, I think. And it was bad.

I let it go at some point, but I'm falling right back in.

MySpace, Facebook (sigh), Last.fm, RateYourMusic, Flickr. And that's not counting the huge number of messageboards, instant messengers and the likes.

I spend ridiculous amounts of time on the intertubes.
And how much of that time is spent on those above sites? I'm afraid to answer that question.

Then again, I log on, check if something new's happening. That's usually not the case, so I move on the next site, and so on.

I'm realizing that I'm maybe becoming one of those people that I've never wanted to be. One of those people whose personality is being reflected 100% in their MySpace or Facebook profile.

It's the growing online-neo-narcissistic trend that's got me by the balls. And I can't go back.

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(5) responses to: Caught in a series of tubes

  1. that's sad, but increasingly true for me too. I am more than ready to go on a Facebook hiatus, if you care to join...

    drew's Emeritar drew Posted:
  2. I've always hated social networking sites. Hate hate hated them. Never had a myspace account or a facebook one. And look what I just created.

    Have I become what I hated so much?

    I'd like to think not. Making these team pages has been so much fun and I really believe the tools are better than what myspace or facebook has ever had.

    Also, I don't have to deal with kooks on here.

    What do you think?

    FOXXXYZ's Emeritar FOXXXYZ Posted:
  3. Admittedly, it has some of those elements, the profile with commenting and putting your personal life out there.
    But that part's kind of downplayed since we have the EMB, which to me is the essential part of this community, and people come here with the same background and idea; skateboarding.

    And that alone makes this place way better than all those Myspace-esque sites.

    Tao's Emeritar Tao Posted:
  4. i feel you on this Tao as i'm online friends with you on most of these sites, fuck..

    colinhater's Emeritar colinhater Posted:
  5. Oh, and now someone's linking me to this:
    And I feel compelled to join, because it looks kinda stylish with the customization and shit.
    But no.

    Tao's Emeritar Tao Posted:

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