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Facebook: craze or crazy?

| Wednesday, December 8, 2004

Okay, so maybe my roommate who refuses to join facebook has a point. Technology has ruined the basics of life. Now AIM serves as the best way to ask someone out, have the “talk,” break up with your hot lover, apologize to your ex- hot lover or stalk your next one.

It has gotten even worse with the advent of facebook. I mean, is there really a polite way to reject a “friend?” And what if you haven’t spoken to this so-called “friend” since high school? That’s four years of not being friends and suddenly they’re listed up there next to your weekly dining hall date that has guided you through the arduous changes of stir fry and cereal selection since freshmen year. My solution: let’s rank friends on facebook. This way there will be no harsh feelings because now you will be able to select who your real friends are and who are the friends that you just say hi to because they said hi first. This is also a good idea in case you have a level-four friend who talked behind your back or hooked up with your ex and you would like to move them down to level one.

On second thought, maybe we should just forget the facebook, forget AIM and have adult conversations in person, or at the very least over the phone.

Dana Gleason

senior

off-campus

Dec. 6