It's times like these that I really miss having cable.
"South Park," the Comedy Central animated show known for it's crude humor and fearless social commentary, took on the social networking site Facebook in it's latest episode.
While I used to love this show (who didn't in 1998?), it's become something that I cringe about. But at the same time, every time I happen to come across it, I generally laugh and enjoy the show.
But despite its crudeness and propensity to make fun of everything and everyone, the show usual has some reason for doing so.
It says what other people and other shows are afraid to say.
Though I obviously didn't watch last night's episode (though I do plan on getting my hands on it some way, some how by the end of the weekend), this Entertainment Weekly post summed it up.
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The gist is that Stan's buddies make him a Facebook profile, he feels pressured to "friend" everyone, wants to delete it and, I guess, can't.
Facebook makes you readily available, easily accessible. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing. But just like with cell phones, people always expect you to answer, like, NOW.
It's just one more way to invade someone's privacy.
And you become obligated to people you may not even know that well.
I enjoy keeping up with old friends and being able to share photos with my family without printing out and sending a bunch of copies or attaching them individually to e-mails.
But sometimes, like Stan, I just want to delete my profile.