social media stalemate
Me: You don’t know anything about my most recent adventures?
mae: No. I don’t check Twitter. I don’t use Flickr.
Me: Why not?
mae: WHY DON’T YOU USE FACEBOOK OR INSTAGRAM?! You don’t know anything about my life either.
Me: Those are closed environments. I can’t know what you’re up to without signing-up.
mae: So sign-up.
Me: No. Why don’t you use Twitter?!
mae: I don’t get Twitter.
Me: What’s to get?
mae: WHY DON’T YOU USE FACEBOOK?!
[Repeat. For days. Until we’ve caught-up with each other’s lives face-to-face through conversation AND by displaying to each other our artifacts from our various prefered social media scenarios.]
Me: Facebook looks like it was designed by the rejects from the logo contest for the Fresh Prince.
Postscript: You can replace mae with all, I repeat ALL of my oldest friends i.e., those friends I’ve had beginning in 1994. NONE, I repeat none, of them regularly use Twitter or Flickr. Shady.