A little while ago, I received an invitation to join Facebook. It was from a friend I had not heard from recently and I thought this would be a good way to catch up. How naïve this thought was I did not realize at first.
I was intrigued to discover many people I know with Facebook accounts and happily added Friends and waited for my Wall to fill up! For a little while nothing much happened. I saw a few notices of treasures found and achievements awarded, but they did not make much sense at the time. In the ‘real’ world, however, I began to hear comments about games and other activities on FB. Sure, some of those contained words like “addictive” and “time-sink”, but like most innocents I didn’t think it could ever happen to me!
Then one day, I clicked on one of the treasure notices and watched a brief tutorial. Little did I know that as soon as I thought “This is cool” my life would be changed forever!
Now, I’ve exchanged visiting Facebook once a week for checking on my islands daily – no – three or four times a day to keep my animals from dying of neglect and my crops from withering on the vine! My friends are being pestered with unwanted gifts and requests for food, obscure idols, and Energy! All the while, the ‘real’ world friends find their e-mails unanswered and the family pets wait vainly for attention. At least none of them are dying – yet!
If you have not already made the fatal “click”, take a lesson from me. Save yourself! Stay with your quilting, stitching, or crafting. Heed my warnings! I would tell you more, but the evil forces are attacking and I must muster my troops to defend!