A FEW months back, I signed up to one of those social networking sites, Facebook. Not sure why I did it, to be honest, but it came about because people kept telling me that I really had to do it – everyone’s on there, and it’s changing all of our lives.
So… I did just that. After signing up, uploading a picture, and penning a few words, I waited for my life to change for the better. Then I waited… and waited some more. A few people that I know have added me as their friends, and sent me invitations to take an online quiz or sup a virtual pint. But that’s about it.
Am I missing something? I mean, all of the people who have added me to their list are ones with my email address in their PCs and my number on their ‘phone. Does a social networking website give them further reason to get in touch? If so, I’ve yet to see any evidence of that… Or is it just another outlet to tell the world what you’re up to?
No, it all just seems a bit lame to me – but I’m happy to be proved wrong, if you feel like adding me.
Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...
Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasible adventures all across Europe.