The Status of 2010.

There are many different sides to my online presence. Twitter is the public one—the place where I think carefully about everything I post (my boss watches it, dudes). This blog? Well, this blog is this blog—it defies categorization. But facebook, now that’s the place I go when I just want to be me. Because my facebook network is small, I don’t have to watch myself so carefully.

Short funny quips meant to entertain my family. Whiny statuses meant to elicit sympathy. Purely informational updates that let my nearest and dearest know when something big happens. Those are just a few of the things that go into my facebook feed.

It’s a pretty decent snapshot of my day-to-day state of mind. I didn’t realize how good, until I plugged it all in to the My Year In Status app:

My facebook statuses 2010

A year in my not so interesting life, as told by facebook.

My favorite? “Just saw a chicken cross the road. But I still don’t know why.” But that is a story for another post.

It’s ridiculous how much I let the world wide web know about my innermost thoughts and feelings. What about you? Are your status updates particularly revealing? Or do you keep things personal?

As a side note, what do you suppose anthropologists will say about all this 500 years from now?

12 Comments on The Status of 2010.

  1. Jen
    December 8, 2010 at 2:24 pm (5 years ago)

    It would be cool if you could do this for Twitter. Then again maybe not. I do alot of drunk Tweeting. 😉

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    • Amber
      December 9, 2010 at 9:22 am (5 years ago)

      Me too. Wine party anyone?

      Reply
  2. Rebecca
    December 8, 2010 at 2:48 pm (5 years ago)

    I’m not so sure that an anthropologist will be able to dig up this stuff 500 years from now. I think it will be lost in the world wide web somewhere in outer space.

    I overshare…..but at least people understand me better, right? Hopefully anyway.

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    • Amber
      December 9, 2010 at 9:21 am (5 years ago)

      I hope it’s lost somewhere in outerspace. I really do.

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  3. one cluttered brain
    December 8, 2010 at 7:58 pm (5 years ago)

    Scary. I wonder what mine are…
    *INSERT EVIL LAUGH HERE*

    I’m not that incredibly witty on FB. *sigh*

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    • Amber
      December 9, 2010 at 9:21 am (5 years ago)

      we can’t be witty everywhere, can we? Too much pressure!

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  4. Erin
    December 8, 2010 at 10:04 pm (5 years ago)

    I am a FB dropout.

    but when I did share I was just as I am – honest and informative – whacky and sometimes wordy.

    I’ll share my FB story someday (maybe) but…in the meantime – I can dream about being one of your FB chosen – It would be such an honor and just ONE more way to enjoy you and your FABULOUS outlook on life!!

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    • Amber
      December 9, 2010 at 9:21 am (5 years ago)

      Well, if you ever get back on, look me up!

      Reply
  5. Unknown Mami
    December 8, 2010 at 11:24 pm (5 years ago)

    I don’t know what they will say about it 500 years from now, but what will they be revealing 500 years from now? What will they be updating? Will they be wearing shirts or hats that have status updates on them?

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    • Amber
      December 9, 2010 at 9:20 am (5 years ago)

      Thoughts from our stream on consciousness will probably appear on our forehead like a digital billboard or something.

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  6. Charlotte
    December 12, 2010 at 4:06 pm (5 years ago)

    I don’t think I’m that witty in my FB status updates, sadly. And maybe I have a habit of oversharing but I never reveal things I’m not comfortable sharing.

    I like your chicken crossing the road status :)

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    • Amber
      December 12, 2010 at 10:10 pm (5 years ago)

      I actually did see a chicken crossing the road. A 5 lane highway no less. Go figure!

      Reply

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