Social Networking for the Asocial

I opened an account on twitter today.  I also have an account on facebook, linked in, facebook, and something called Plaxo.  I’ve got the social networking thing covered.

But it doesn’t interest me at all.  I only do this stuff out of a sense of obligation that at some point, I won’t be able to make the next necessary technological move.

It’s sort of like my grandfather.  I asked him – in the early 80s – to go see a movie.  He said he doesn’t go to moves and hadn’t in years.  Why not, I asked. “Because the quite making Clark Gable movies”  Oh.  He’d stopped.  He couldn’t make the leap to..who – Jack Lemon?  Paul Newman? – I don’t know, but I don’t want Twitter to be my Dustin Hoffman.

I must learn this social networking thing even thought being social holds limited appeal to me.   Being social you’ve got to tlak to people and invariably they get annoying about their politics, religion, their kids – or worst of all – their pets.  I’d like to avoid that.

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