Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Living Without Facebook

This morning I realized I'd forgotten my Facebook password, and since I'm going to be traveling soon, that I would probably need it. So I followed the instructions for changing my password, only to find that I now cannot use my account for "23 hours and 58 minutes."

Hmmm.

I have email addresses for most of my Facebook friends, many of whom live in other countries. I suppose my friend Will in Bangkok can live without our lexulous game for almost 24 hours (maybe not--I won last time and he is out for blood with this one). And it's not as though I'm living without the Internet. This is going to be an interesting little exercise--communicating without Facebook.

To start, I'n going to ask that everyone who reads this, please leave a comment. Just a simple I was here or your first name would be fine. I'm curious to see if a blogpost falls in a Facebookless forest, does it make a sound?

12 comments:

thatcase said...

Aye, aye, my Captain.

Janet Brown said...

Thank you for being here!

Dr. Will said...

Killroy was here :)

Janet Brown said...

Better Kilroy than Killjoy--thanks for dropping in!

shaved monkey said...

Here

Janet Brown said...

Thanks!

Janet Brown said...

Tried to log on with my new password on FB and was told to return in 48 minutes, This like being grounded and the silence is absolute. We don't just achieve instant communication with Facebook; it's become our portal to the Internet--hello Dave Eggars. Facebook for communication of all sorts, Google for information, and Amazon for commerce. Why am I feeling uncomfortable, even as I count down my last 45 minutes?

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Janet Brown said...

Oops--"This IS like being grounded" but why should I be worried about an imperfect comment? It isn't as though anyone will read it.

Kevin Conroy said...

Better late than never. - Kevin Conroy
PS. I see you will be in Bangkok in January. I hope to be there around the middle of that month myself. Do you have any solid dates that you will be there yet? - Kevin

Janet Brown said...

I'll be coming in on the night of 1/25 and leaving somewhere around the 9th of February--back for a bit at the end of that month, leaving on March 2nd. It would be great to meet you at last.