I have cancelled my account after 6 months. I don’t see the point in having one. If I am being friends with you now and have always been one, why do I need Friendster to link me to you? The main reason why I became a member was because of peer pressure. Yes. My long tormented soul of a good friend blackmailed me (actually, she threatened me with physical hurt) into it on my birthday this year.
It seemed it’s THE place where most of the cool people hang out. Poor soul, she is yet to come out the secondary school-not-in-the-popular-people-list trauma. Inadvertently, she gets sucked into such things at the mere mention of x and y.
There I go, not least interested to know people whom I rather be acquainted with, than to be a friend. True enough, there they were. Same as in school. They are a bunch of nice people. I don’t deny that. But it’s all the self talk that irks me. They are so full of themselves. These people were not from the same ‘group’. They are very much different but yet their full-of-themselfness binds them together. Just as I thought and speculated, the ones that I thought I would see were there.
Now, I am free without small talks and talks about them. I am free without having to read their testimonials or browse their pictures. I don’t have to answer them in affirmative if I have seen their vacation photos when I see them in person.
I am happy with my seemingly small but good circle of friends with whom I still keep in touch in real time. Those whom I want to keep in touch with.
Sorry, V. Friendster or not, I will always be there for you. And you know it’s true!