02 Sep 2010

Resistance Was Futile: I Joined Facebook

Humor, Shameless Self-Promotion 14 Comments

In high school I think I lasted until junior year before I started rolling up my pants like everyone else had been doing for years. I still maintain it was a dumb style, but everybody was doing it.

(Incidentally, in high school the correct answer to, “If everyone jumped off a bridge, would you?” is, “How high is this bridge, and are there girls there?”)

So as you can see, I resist trends. For some time now, I have been beating back the many people who have tried to drain even more of my productivity with their siren song of Facebook. Tonight I finally gave in. So friend-request away, or whatever it is you crazy kids are doing these days on the Intertubes.

Speaking of high school, I think this will be the sequence of reactions of most people who stumble upon my profile:

==> “Hey whaddya know, it’s Bob Murphy, the valedictorian.”

==> “Wow, I never would have guessed Bob Murphy would have this many friends.”

==> “What the hell? Who are these nutjobs? Did Bob start a cult or something?!”

14 Responses to “Resistance Was Futile: I Joined Facebook”

  1. Brandon Robison says:

    So… where are you? I mean, I’d love to friend request you, but it’s not like you’re the only Robert Murphy around. There are even a handful of Robert P’s.

    • bobmurphy says:

      I’m in Nashville, but it seems like it’s not letting me save that as part of my info…

  2. Not Bob Murphy's Love Child says:

    look for the most handsome, strapping Robert Murphy listed, and you have found the one you seek.

  3. Silas Barta says:

    Hm, none of the Robert Murphys in your current town seem to match you. One Robert P Murphy, a hidden profile, may be you, but …

  4. -=v00d00=- says:

    woot! Welcome to 2008 Bob! 😉

  5. Chris says:

    Welcome aboard!

  6. Kyle says:

    I suggest you have two FB pages. One for those people who are your actual friends and another one for fans. Otherwise, it would become a hodgepodge of high school friends getting reacquainted with you and other people you have never met but are fans (or in FB terminology, those who “like” you).

  7. Stan Kwiatkowski says:

    that just made me unlike your fanpage.

  8. Jeff Gough says:

    Okay, I only see fan pages. What am I missing?

  9. mario rizzo says:

    I dropped my resistance long ago. I think that in today’s world Facebook, blogging, etc. are what gives you a presence or even existence. However, I will not tweat. There are limits.

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  11. Yancey Ward says:

    Ah, the resistance of the Maginot Line.

  12. RG says:

    There are trends to embrace – cell phones, horseless carriages, teeth brushing

    There are trends to avoid – blood letting, hypercolor wear, powdered wigs

    I believe facebook falls into the latter. It provides no significant advantage over my current standard of living and contains a high level of moral hazard and unintended consequences.

    Plus you’re either my friend or you’re not. I want social networking to involve a sinificant number of divisions; from business acquaintance to childhood friend I haven’t spoken to in 25 years to person I want to stab in the eye.

    • Connie says: