Saturday, May 2, 2009

How much is too much information these days? I'm really wondering because I mean, I know my blog is used at my own discretion. I've always written whatever the hell I wanted to write, which was often too much information for some. But a lot of people do that, I feel. It's easier because half the time you don't think anyone's ever going to read it anyway, and even if people do, you don't see their reactions. So it's kind of like having a space to confide in. But lately I find people who I'm merely acquainted with revealing semi to pretty much once upon a time personal information to me through the internet. Mostly of the facebook variety. Messages, chats. It's kind of weird. I mean I don't mind, it just surprises me that people, in entirely sober circumstances would tell me these details about their lovers or parents. As part of normal everyday conversation. Hmmm, so are we becoming a more open society? Or am I just easy to talk to? Or am I closer to these people than I had thought?

Gee Brain, what are we going to do tonight?
The same thing we do every night Pinky. Try to take over the world.

So a number of people I know lately have met people over Really weird huh? My friends who are my age, far from desperate are meeting significant others through an internet dating site. Oddly enough, my one friend, the girl he met, they went to the same undergrad, but never knew each other. So anyway, after he told me that, I decided to go see what it was about, and made a profile. But they asked too many questions, and I didn't have the patience. I half assed it and then upon looking at the selection of men they had, deleted my profile. I hope it's deleted anyway. Damn. I think I'm going to stick to real life for now.

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