I used to just be on Livejournal. I had e-mail and I had a Livejournal.
Then Myspace got big, and I eventually phased out Livejournal. Friendster was a brief blip on my radar, but there didn’t seem to be a point in having two social networking accounts so I stopped checking it. That, and Friendster sucked balls.
Eventually, Myspace became the place for glittery decals, photo slideshows, mp3 players and embedded video, all of which started playing AUTOMATICALLY as soon as I tried to look at a profile. My damned computer kept locking up. I was told by the Facebook converts that it was way better than Myspace. “No, no. I have Myspace already. I don’t need another one.”
Eventually, after another obnoxious site with glittery decals and crapola that locked up my computer, I spurned Myspace and jumped on Facebook.
Ahhhh. Breath of fresh air. So much better. Not really a place for a blog, but whatever.
So there I was. A junk e-mail, a real e-mail and Facebook. Easy. Simple.
Then I got into the web series business. Apparently Twitter is like god, but you need Facebook, too. OK, I got on Twitter. I hated it until I took a tutorial from my roommate and figured out what the hell a hashtag was and how to shorten links.
Now, I have to admit, it can be fun. I don’t think you’ve truly lived until you’ve hashtagged #humancentipede and #preparationh in a twitter conversation.
But I wanted to have a separate personal Twitter with my show twitter. Two twitters. Added onto my regular Facebook and the FB fanpage for my web series. Oh, and my production company has a separate e-mail address from my other one.
Things were starting to get complicated. I was on top of it, though.
THEN, I discovered Tumblr. Neat! I can blog again about silly stuff all while following smart people who work in web series. I started learning a lot of stuff, and I got to babble about nerdy things. Awesome.
But then, in an effort to make the show more interactive, I started ANOTHER blog just for the show, on Posterous.
I’m starting to hyperventilate just thinking about it.
I’ve gone from the girl who never maintained more than one social networking site at a time, to having all this: two blogs, two Twitters, two Facebooks, two e-mail addresses.
The only reason I don’t have a Myspace, is because Myspace keeps rejecting me. Honestly, it feels like my 12 year old cousin just told me I wasn’t cool enough to hang out with her friends. Really, Myspace?
How did this happen? What is going on? Is it really necessary?
I really need someone to just buy out all these social networking sites and create FaceTwit in Space. Then, we can all just have one account and it will all be organized.
Could somebody get on that? Thanks.