Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Facebook, we hates it preciousss

Several years ago I signed up for facebook as KC Shaw, thinking I probably ought to. But I could never get it to display my name right (it was Kc Shaw, which just looks stupid), so I deactivated the account and signed up as Katherine Shaw. I never used that account either and deactivated it, because Facebook is just stupid. Then a friend convinced me a little over a year ago to sign up for Facebook again, which I did under a third email account as Katherine Shaw. I log in maybe once a month, if that.

Since Facebook won't let you actually delete accounts, just deactivate them, and since I can never remember which account is actually active, I'm forever accidentally reactivating those two old accounts. Today I decided I might as well make the other Katherine Shaw account my 'writer' Facebook page, since the account I've been using is personal--family, old friends, old friends of family. You know, people I don't actually need to stay connected with on Facebook because mostly I see them all the time anyway.

So I reactivated that old account and brought it more or less up to date, and then I went to invite friends. And I only had one person listed who I actually know, a guy who was in my crit group back when I lived (briefly and freezingly) in Pennsylvania. So if you have a Facebook account, I have one too. And this is probably the most pathetic post I've ever written.

10 comments:

Aaron Polson said...

Oh yeah. Facebook. (waves flag)

Of course, I just added you as a friend. Heh.

K.C. Shaw said...

Oh, goodie! I have a friend!

Diana said...

Make that two. :)

I'm not a big fan of facebook, but if you troll through my friends list you'll find some other writer peeps you may recognize.

K.C. Shaw said...

Ooh, thanks! Two friends! (I'm starting to channel The Count. Two! Two friends, ah ah ah.)

Cate Gardner said...

Facebook...Blah! I try to like it but I'm more of a twitter gal.

Jarmara Falconer said...

K.C like you I have a facebook account and I have a few 'friends' on it too, but I like blogging most of all. Facebook is okay just to leave a quick note as such, but I really much rather post a blog.

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K.C. Shaw said...

Cate--I like Twitter too. Seems like no one really likes Facebook, but everyone uses it.

Jarmara--Of all the 'social media' stuff out there, I like blogs the best. You can actually go into detail in both the original post and in replies.

Danielle Ferries said...

I go through phases where I check Facebook everyday, sometimes twice a day, and then I'll go a week or so without even looking at it. I still can't bring myself to Twitter.

K.C. Shaw said...

Danielle--Twitter's fun! Although I admit that it took me several months to get used to it. Now it's kind of addictive, which I guess is part of the reason why so many people don't like it.