Facebook friends...just casual
Back when things were really heating up for FB. I don't know, all of 2 years ago? I recall a status update that, to this day, still bugs me. Wait for it...
"Left eye still stings...hope the right eye's okay."
Hmm. A few questions came to mind at this update.
1) Why would the left eye stinging have any immediate impact on the right eye being "okay"?
Was domestic violence involved? Did my Facebook friend take a blow to the left eye last night, and are you now sending out a sort of casual and subtle distress call to your network to send help?
2) Was there some activity or even something noteworthy going on recently that caused something to sting your left eye and as of the post, nothing had yet caused any harm to the right eye.
Thinking a little too hard on it, and having kids, it finally occurred to me that the right eye was in some real danger of conjunctivitis! Da, da, dummm!!!
I read somewhere that Facebook has created a new kind of friend culture. With Facebook casual relationships are at our fingertips. What once took awkward e-mails with subject lines like "remember me?" or "it's been foeeeverrr!!" or PHONE CALLS (yikes) to stay in touch with a friend from your senior year of high school now just takes a couple of sentences.
So thanks, casual Facebook friend. By now, I'm sure the right eye's okay. I don't think you ever followed-up on that so I don't know if you got some drops and nipped the pink eye in the bud back then. But, no offense, I didn't really care all that much.
Expanded family and better technology
So, I am the proud father of a baby girl. She entered the world on Dec 16th of this year and has been sleeping for a week solid. I have taken some time off of work to sleep too, but have found myself running around trying to do stuff that I normally can't do when working M-F.
This is an old post about what is now known as Hulu, from my blogger page originally posted 12/8/06: Major Nets in Talks to Launch Their Own Video Site
According to Techcrunch today the major nets have been in serious discussions about partnering up to launch a one stop video site for their tv content. Viacom, who owns Ifilm, Atom Entertainment and Disney have dropped out of the discussions, but NBC, Fox, and CBS remain at the table together.
Is it fun, easy, eventful, and jump on the bandwagon gotta have it kind of stuff? Does it go on my Facebook page? The answers to these questions must be yes in order for the next interactive product to make noise or undermine the conventional wisdom that says their is no new new. Twitter did it. Facebook, with it 5,000 apps and counting is the backdrop, and if you're not a product on the Facebook platform....well you'll have to go to the big Google meeting in Mountain View, CA. Or you can go anyway because you'll want to be on this new Open Social platform too.
I love to talk, consume, and engage in digital media across all platforms.