Thursday, December 10, 2009

on social networking and lurking

I like the internet.  I like Facebook and other social networking sites.  But I sometimes wonder about it all.  It's cool to be aware of what's going on in other people's lives.  I love finding out about people who I once studied with, or went to church with, or whatever.  Sometimes though, we just get a very small piece of the story.  Like reading a newspaper story and having far more questions then when you started.  Sometimes you want to ask a question, but it's been awhile, and you're not sure how to get into those discussions with those old friends.  So rather than make a comment you lurk.  I do this ALL the time.  reading blogs, facebook pages, whatever; often wishing I could contribute something to the conversation, but feel like I am missing too much of the story to say anything.  Has this ever happened to you? -> You make a comment on something trying to join a conversation and others just seem to ignore that you said anything?  I dislike that, maybe it just says something about me.
So I (or maybe you) lurk and wonder.  I am not sure there's anything to do to fix it, but I felt like expressing.

4 comments:

Amanda Daybyday said...

very true. happens to me all the time.

Amanda Daybyday said...

and yes, I'm a serial lurker.

Tarasview said...

yes this happens to all of us I am sure... lurker.

Red Friesen said...

very true indeed ,are we weak,slow,sometimes lame?