Friday, October 03, 2008

Friends and Followers

This morning, I learnt that the Internet just got a little more ridiculous.

Immediately after posting a comment on Yen's blog, this window popped up.

"If your invitation is accepted, you'll be friends."

I couldn't help laughing. I really felt like telling the pop-up that we were already friends, and pretty good ones too!

But what was more surprising was the discovery that Blogger now has 'followers'. I found out, upon logging in a few minutes ago, that my blog has a Follower.

"Followers are people interested in your blog."

All this while I thought 'readers' are the people interested in my blog. I do appreciate 'commenters', but this inclusion of 'followers' was a new revelation indeed.

The moment I saw the word, I started to imagine myself as Jesus, and it was a thoroughly absurd few seconds of realising I'm probably the last person people should follow.

Next thing I know, Facebook is going to have Disciples or something.

Such is cyber-communication these days.


~BeCkY~ said...

Actually I am not intended to follow your blog.. lol.. just that I pressed follow at Chu's new blog out of curiosity, so I just follow everyone that I linked.. ^^

this girl said...

what on earth...

oh, and i suppose peculiar parallels drawn between internet and real-life interaction are also unquestionably blogworthy, huh?

Kaun said...

get facebook ben. It's inevitable. xD

Siedne said...

hahaha this post made me chuckle to myself ben, because you sound very, very much like a 2000-year-old dino :p i knew u had some archaic blood in you...

Samuel Kana Lis said...

haha, you could start a religion then!