April 3rd, 2011

Technological Castaway

by Wayno & Piraro

Bizarro is brought to you today by Castaways.

Today’s cartoon is another offering from my handy dandy friend, Wayno. There has been a lot of discussion about Facebook on my blog recently, mostly because I did a few cartoons about it after seeing the movie “The Social Network.” Facebook has taken over our society in a very real way, more than half the people in the civilized world are on it and use it as a major method of communication. I resisted as long as I could but eventually gave in for reasons of promoting my cartoons. I still don’t use it as most people do: contacting and keeping up with friends, inviting people to parties, bragging about my crimes. And I can honestly say that I’ve never “poked” someone on Facebook.

If you’ve sent me a friend request in the recent past and I haven’t replied, it’s because I reached the 5000 friend limit. After that, I started a “public person” page, or whatever they call it, but you can’t request friend status on those things. On either site you can read my daily posts and such, but I guess the old one is the only page where I can “friend” someone. Which I can’t anymore until some of my old “friends” die off. Just know that if you are a fan of my cartoons, I consider you a friend.*

Life in this technological age has become simultaneously so easy and so complicated. The whole thing makes my head hurt sometimes and I want to move out into the jungle where I won’t be bothered with it anymore. But then, what would I do for Internet and Cable TV service in the jungle? See what I mean?

*But not in the sense that you are welcome to call me, drop by my house, ask me to help you move or borrow money.

Wayno talks about his side of this equation here.

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