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Michael Pommier is writing a blog

Posted Monday, October 12, 2009, at 11:23 AM

It has been used to deliver well wishes, say happy birthday, display frustrations, tell friends what you are doing every ten minutes, it is ... the Facebook status.

I joined the social networking site when I was in college and I have witnessed the evolution of the Facebook status from one-a-day notices on who things are going to 15 minute updates on what your friends are doing. Seriously, I'm glad that my friends are keeping up proper dental hygiene but I don't need to know that they are currently brushing their teeth before going to class.

In addition, the status has provided a new avenue for the all-mighty one liner and song lyrics to live on. I have begun to see more frequently that people are using song lyrics as their status. For example, "John Doe is wastin' away again in Margaritaville."

Yesterday I was in a group of people when I heard a man say that he had the greatest Facebook status ever and then proceeded to discuss his witty post and his reasoning for it. Not too long ago I heard some one say "Facebook me" instead of "call me." When I was in school the joke around the students was that if it wasn't on Facebook, it wasn't true.

I knew that the Internet is the information super highway, but with the exponential popularity of Facebook, the Internet has now become the personal information super highway.

For your enjoyment, below are a few real status updates from my page (The names have been changed):

Tim Crunchbottom can't believe what just happened on Army Wives!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sarah Sutterman says hey dirt-ay, baby i got your money!

Cal Rodderick could find 22 guys off the street that could coach better than Todd Haley.

Braden James-Hopper Wonders if there's any research to support that increased Facebook usage by college students shows a direct correlation to declination in grades.

Mr. Wiggles drinkin....

Carol Raymond is thinking it's Monday? Again? Really!?

Matthew Christian word of the day: glib

Englebert Slaptyback Everbody clap your hands



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