Now Google has launched “Buzz”, a competitor to Facebook. No thanks. Not interested. “Following” me? I’m going nowhere. I don’t know if I go as far as this guy in my opposition to it, though he does make some very interesting points (you should read what he has to say before proceeding with Buzz). I signed up for Twitter awhile back; posted about five Tweets, and decided I didn’t have time for that either (plus, with all due respect to avid Tweeters, it strikes me as being at least for a lot of folks all about indulging their narcissistic tendencies, though I wouldn’t tar every Tweeter with that brush). I tried to find out how to unTwitter, but it seemed more hassle than it was worth, so I’m just treating it with willful neglect at this point. Occasionally I’ll get a notification that someone else is following me. As with Buzz, I’m going nowhere.
For me, it’s just a matter of one more thing I do not need to add to my online life. What I need to be thinking about is what to subtract, frankly, not what other way I can clutter my time up with something else. I’m on Facebook. I like Facebook. I don’t need anything else, even if Google tells me Buzz is better. I just don’t care…
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