NC Computer Mama

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Cyber Stalking

I have recently discovered that a friend of mine from when we lived in Winston has been following my blog. Until last night, I hadn't communicated with her in years. Then I find out that she reads my blog. I love it! She told me she was cyber stalking me.

I have to say that this concept is awesome. I am one of those people who love to know about other people's lives. I am totally into voyeurism. It's the reason I love reality tv like Big Brother (I know I shouldn't admit that publicly).

In the past year I have become completely addicted to Facebook and blogs, both mine and others. I find it fascinating to catch up with people I have lost touch with. I have connected with people from high school that I would never have otherwise. People from my college years are in my life again. I have found people from other random places in my life. Even the people that I currently interact with frequently are part of my cyber stalking. I get to know all of these people more due to technology! And for me, it's wonderful.

I recently read an article about the downfalls of this and how Facebook might be ruining relationships that people have because of lack of phone calls and face to face interactions. My problem with that theory is that I would never pick the phone up to call most of these people, but I feel like my circle of life has expanded dramatically.

So is Facebook ruining your life?