With all this hype surrounding the new “Facebook movie,” The Social Network, I couldn’t help but reminisce about the relationship between me (Brittany) and Facebook (we’ve been going strong for 5 years now). Major things have happened in my life because of Facebook and I can’t imagine my life without it, pathetic as it may sound. Recently, my best friend and I won a trip to Ireland due to a contest hosted by a popular Irish pub. I know that all of our campaigning on Facebook was an integral part in our win and for that, I am forever grateful. Zuckerberg, consider yourself a future recipient of a postcard from the Green Isle!
Whether it’s finding old friends, reuniting with past loves or re-connecting with family members, Facebook has proved to be much more than any other social network that has preceded it. Facebook and I never just meet for minutes at a time now; it has turned into a full-blown addiction with no cure in sight. Imagine my heartache when Facebook crashed last week. I felt like a psycho ex-girlfriend who was continuously calling her ex, praying that he’ll pick up eventually. Countless failed log-ins and I finally gave up and resorted to Twitter. I’m glad I did though because I would not have come across this comical, little number: http://bit.ly/aDB4Zv . Definitely helped me get through that difficult, trying time as I’m sure it did for so many others.
All I’m trying to say is, you can’t deny Facebook’s presence. Even if you are one of those “against-the-grain” types, who refuses to conform and sign up for an account, I’m sure you still know all about the site (I can only imagine the looks of astonishment you get when you have to admit to people you are Facebook-less). The movie’s astounding success only validates my point and everyone behind the mega-site (even though they are not supporters of the movie) has you to thank for all the attention the movie has garnered to their brain-child. Now excuse me while I social network some more, “facebook me” if you need anything.