Dear Facebook

Dear Facebook,

Look, I know we’ve had a lot of good times together, some great ones even, and for a while it seemed like it could go on forever.  Friendster was just a first crush, and I only thought MySpace was real.  I didn’t know true social networking until you came along.  I want you to know that I mean that.

But lately, it’s just been missing that spark.  You’ve changed.  I know I don’t need to tell you that.  You’ve worked so hard to become something more than what you were, but, has what you were gotten lost along the way?  Maybe.  I don’t know.  Look, it’s not you, it’s me.  Maybe I need different things now.

Actually, okay, I wasn’t going to do this here, but….  well….  I’ve met someone.  No, someone new, someone you don’t know.  I wasn’t looking for anyone else, I swear to you!  But I think on some level I’ve always been dissatisfied with our relationship, and when Google+ came along, well, it was something I had to try.

I know Goog’s not perfect, not yet anyway, and I can’t even say what it is about it that intrigues me, but I can’t stop thinking about it.  Is it just because it’s new?  Is it something fresh that I’ve been longing for?  I don’t even think I know myself, but I can feel myself being pulled towards it, the same way that I can feel the distance between us.

Look, Booky, don’t be upset.  It has nothing to do with the size of Google+’s circles!  This was inevitable.  I promise not to move out right away.  I would never just abandon you like that.  I just wanted you to know what’s going on with me.  I don’t know who is going to get all of our friends in the breakup, we certainly do have a lot of mutual ones, but I know that we will both survive.  Well, at least I will.  Perhaps in a few years you can reinvent yourself as a social gaming hub?

Anyway, I should probably go.  But I hope we can still be friends.  On Google+.

With much affection,

Tenor Dad

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