Sep 3, 2008
I am going to try to make this story short, but "short" is just not one of gifts. First of all, Skip and I decided a couple of months ago to venture out into the world of Facebook. I guess it is an(over 40) acceptable form of MySpace. Whatever, it is a fun way too catch up with old friends, new friends, and friends you would love to meet someday.
I've only stepped into the baby pool of Facebook, not wanting to go over my head in the deep end with things like "pieces of flair", "pets", and "compatibility quizzes". I am just not that tech savvy, nor do I have the time. Well, things have been progressing nicely. I check it every day or so, and add friends here and there. Last night as Skip and I were sitting at the kitchen table with our laptops side by side (how romantic I know), I decided to comment on a picture of Skip. It was a picture of him and his friend in high school acting very goofy. I commented, "And you wonder why I never dated you in high school." What I neglected to realize was that I was not commenting on Skip's site, but instead on his friend's site (the one who posted the picture). So basically it looked as if I was telling Skip's friend that instead of Skip.
Here is the conversation that followed.
Me: Oh my gooodness! I'm so embarrassed.
Skip: What did you just do?
Me: Um... I think I told your friend Greg(who is married) that he should wonder why I never dated him in high school.
Skip: Honey! That is his site.
Me: I know. I know. What do I do?
Skip: Delete the comment.
Me: How? I don't think you can. I think it is there for eternity.
Me: I know! I know!
Skip: His wife is going to think you are trying to flirt.
Me: What! Oh my goodness! Honey, you have to comment for me and tell him I'm sorry.
Me: I'll do anything!
Skip decided it was in His best interest to comment back to Greg and tell him that I thought the picture was on Skip's site and not Greg's. All is well in the world. However, I am going to be much more cautious using Facebook. The internet is not to be taken lightly. Words can be misinterpreted and all there for all to see. I think this girl needs to stick with blogging. How about you? Have you every had a bad experience with blogging, facebook, myspace, etc?
Posted by Susie at 8:59 AM