Friday, 15 August 2008

The Stupidity of Facebook and the Nosiness of People

Hey all, I know I haven't written much in a while, but that's because I've been on holiday! :D

Granted, only in Poole, but still, it's kind of a holiday :)

So why are you writing an entry now? I hear you all ask...

Well, something quite amusing happened to me and I thought I would share the information. A few days ago now, I made the decision to remove my "Relationship Status" from Facebook. For those of you who don't know about such things, there is a section on facebook where you can list "important" information about yourself including your relationship status. When i set my account up a year ago or whenever it was, i filled in all the information, because I felt like it.

However, in the"News Feed" section of Facebook, which lists alterations that your friends have made to their accounts etc., it didnt say "Michael Braunton has removed his relationship status" it just said "Michael is no longer listed as single".

And didn't that open a can of worms! I recieved lots of questions via Facebook, text and phone, basically asking me if I had a new girlfriend.

So let me underline the reason for my decision.

Firstly, I am single. FACT.

Secondly, if I were to get into a new relationship, I'm not entirely sure I would want to tell everyone on Facebook that I was in one, certainly not all at the same time, as I have been part of many conversations that people have as soon as someone changes their relationship status, discussing who it is, whether its a good idea, etc. etc. and I don't really want to put myself and any possible new person through that.

Thirdly, unless I choose to tell someone, then they won't know :P

So I decided, that since I am not in a relationship at the moment, I'd use this time to remove the status, so that as and when things do happen, I don't have to tell anyone or justify myself.

Is that clear?

Should write another blog soon