I think I have a problem... I might be a stalker. Ok, "might" is the wrong word. I AM a stalker! And chances are, you've been my victim more than once. It's just so easy! I log on to Facebook/MySpace/LinkedIn/Twitter and with two or three clicks, I can see pictures of you and your friends' friends' friends, what your doing and what you have been doing and check to see what you will be doing later. I do this at all hours of the day and night... You know this sounds creepy, but you can't help but agree that YOU DO IT TOO!
It's actually funny if you think about it. Rather then engage in meaningful conversation over the phone or in person over drinks or dinner, most of us would rather log on to a social networking site to get our friend-fill for the day. Or find out the goods about an occasional acquaintance to share with your friends who know him/her. I am not lecturing, I am guilty as sin. But it's still a little funny to see how social networking can take over our lives. It's a paradigm shift, we talk about it all the time. Right now, I am in charge of my company's Facebook and Twitter sites. I spend close to half a day doing this...which may not be a good thing to write if my boss sees this. But it's a vicious cycle. Even if I log on to post something quick, I am sucked into checking out the group's contacts and links, then I think I need to check my personal accounts and it keeps on going.
Am I alone in this? Please tell me no. I understand that the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem, but who wants to stop when it feels so good? ;)