There are so many places to start, I really am at a loss…so I’ll do what I typically do in real life and let a movie quote do the talking for me:
“Yes, I love technology, but not as much as you, you see… But still, I love technology.” ~ Kip Dynamite
I must agree with Kip here. There are millions of reasons why I love technology, but when it comes to technology and members of the opposite sex, the main reason I love seems to be exactly why Nifer hates it. In your post you talk about how instead of merely thinking about someone all day, one can check facebook, email, texting yada yada yada…Isn’t that better than simply thinking about some chick you have a crush on but isn’t concacting you? At least you might get an answer through technology.
For example, when I was living in Alabama I called this one girl I kind of liked to hang out one day, left a message and didn’t hear back for a couple of hours. Via facebook, I found out she was “spending the day at the beach with Brad.” If it had been 1995 instead of 2005, I would’ve been obsessing all day about this broad wondering why she couldn’t pick up her effing phone. But alas, technology (while it may have given me some rather negative news) came to my rescue…not only did I have the answer as to why she wasn’t calling me back, but I knew never to call that whore again.
Also, I take umbrage with your statement about how technology ends up ‘screwing you.’ Actually, that’s not entirely true…because your statement could indeed be true. There are many times when technology does indeed screw us. So, I guess it’s really your Exhibits I take umbrage with; because, it wasn’t technology that screwed the subject of each example, it was the subject that screwed the subject. Is it technology’s fault you emailed a mutual friend instead of your boyfriend (who wanted to keep you hidden? Are you fucking serious? That’s straight out of an episode of 90210), or that your friend posted ‘intimate details’ on a facebook wall instead of a message? No, it’s not technology’s fault, it’s your own effing fault. Just like a typical woman, refusing to take responsibility for your actions…but I digress.
By the way, how ‘intimate’ were these details? Just curious.
Technology also makes things easier for the, how shall I put it, less than confident people. Instead of having to call a girl, or ask a girl out in person, the less confident people can shoot a text/IM/facebook message without fear of actually hearing the rejection. I swear, I’m not referring to myself here, but other less than confident people. Time to wrap up, just got a text from a girl telling me to check my email (which will probably be an email informing me that I have a new facebook wall post).