Butch Dalisay wrote a post a week or so ago about his not being a fan of the rampant social networking on the web. What a relief. I thought I was the only cranky old man around. And while I do have Facebook account, it was only at the insistent prodding of those near and dear to me. I hardly visit my Facebook page and Iâ€™m afraid I may come across as cold and distant to my many well-meaning friends who have poked me and keep sending me this and that invitation to join a cause. It seems I donâ€™t respond well to being nudged, whether electronically or physically, and tend to keep my distance.
Donâ€™t get me wrong. I do appreciate what an amazing platform for connectivity Facebook and its ilk are. People I havenâ€™t seen or heard from in decades are now my Facebook buddies. And I know why itâ€™s such a hit for us Pinoys. Itâ€™s rooted deep in our national psyche, the need to be part of a community and to interact constantly. Continue reading