Facebook Is Trying To Help

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Facebook EventsThis morning when I brought up Facebook to check on a couple things (no, I do not have a Farmville farm or anything else like that…) I saw the list to the left at the top right of the page.

I had to smile as I thought of the stereotypical guy who can’t remember his own anniversary … and I think that might be what my own anniversary is doing in the list of upcoming events. (Believe it or not, I actually already knew that my anniversary is this Monday…) 😉 I wonder if this event (your own anniversary) is also shown for a woman’s Facebook account? I’ll have to check out Jen’s account…

Facebook is pretty handy for “remembering” friends’ birthdays, but then, if you just see it on Facebook, is it really remembering? (No… it’s not.)

The fact that my anniversary was on the list of upcoming important dates was both humorous and slightly sad as it’s one more thing that we are not using our own brains to do anymore. The more we “improve” technology it seems the less we actually use our own brains (or bodies). We can’t get anywhere without using a GPS, we can’t know anything without Google, and we also have no idea where our food comes from. (But that’s for another post.)

So thanks, Facebook. I know you’re trying to help, but maybe we need it to say something like, “Do you know what’s coming up in a week or so?” 🙂 (And maybe we just need to “unplug” in general… but again, that’s for another post…)


  1. Well first of all, Happy belated Anniversary! 🙂
    and second, yes… I actually agree… I am kind of a technology junky
    and the thought of leaving the house without my phone for example is almost inconceivable!
    That’s just silly… Maybe an unplugged week wouldn’t be a bad idea…
    Like the good old times before cell phones and the Internet!!!
    How DID we do it? 😉


  2. Thanks 🙂

    And yes, I think it might be a good idea for almost all of us. (Maybe actually all of us.) Perhaps we could have a national “unplug” day, week … or month? (Probably not month…) 🙂 That would be interesting, wouldn’t it?


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