My Facebook MySpace resistance.

It’s no secret to anyone who knows me that I practically live on Twitter, even if I don’t actually do a whole lot in the way of actually, you know, posting to the thing. Still, I make regular use of it to follow certain companies online, as well as keep up with folks–some of whom might actually read this thing at some point.

But, for all its similarities, I find myself going through phases on Facebook. I’ll play around on it for a month or two, then get bored with it and move onto something else–right now, I’m at the bored with it phase. Even though you can do exactly the same thing with that that you can do with Twitter, and then some. I haven’t the slightest clue why, but for whatever reason I can never manage to actually stay involved over there. My profile hasn’t gotten a whole lot of attention of late, and I have no clue if or when it will again. When I do get involved with it, it’s only to try and get back into playing Mafia Wars again–so I guess you could say my profile hasn’t gotten much attention in several months.

Compare that with MySpace, where I have absolutely no profile, no intention of ever getting a profile, and if it went offline at midnight tonight I probably wouldn’t notice. I did have a friend or two who swore by MySpace. Looking at their profiles for just 5 minutes, mostly because it was the only way to actually figure out what they were up to, was enough to make me seriously reconsider ever having anything to do with it. MySpace is a highschool type collection of overly animated profiles and, really, way too corny music. If I wanted that, I could dress the site up like that here without too much effort. There’s a reason I haven’t, though.

So, if you want to keep in touch with me, send me an email. Catch me on IM. Follow the blog, or Twitter. Or, slightly less likely to be updated, tap me on the shoulder on Facebook. My resistance to Facebook fades every so often. My resistance to MySpace? It’s an immunity. That works for me.

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