I was just thinking about how I get addicted to websites very easily. I’m pretty much always addicted to one website or another…
1997-1999: Zone.com — I played Spades, Hearts, Reversi, and Checkers there. I’d log in right after school and play games and “socialize” with my “Zone Pals.”
2000: Bolt.com — Forums and social networking for teens/college-aged kids. It no longer exists. I used to hang out on the classic rock forums and the piercing forums. I used to be really snotty on the piercing forums when newbies would come in and ask dumb question. (i.e., “I want to get my eyebrow pierced…should I?)
2001: Ecircles.com — You could make groups for your friends (a.k.a. “Circles”)…I was in several with my friends, and I’d be on there checking for updates every day!
2000-2002: OpenDiary.com — It’s where I originally blogged, but I called it an online diary. I’d write about how I felt like an outcast living in Walnut Creek, California, how my mom drove me crazy, and how I couldn’t sleep at night. I wrote several times a day.
2003-2006: LiveJournal.com — I later moved to LJ after OpenDiary started going downhill. I used LJ for a few years but ultimately lost interest. I still use it for some of the communities but I no longer keep a personal journal there.
2003: Evite — I’m a social butterfly, and around 2003, I went through a super duper social butterfly phase and all of my friends were using Evite. So, I got addicted to Evite, crazily enough. I’d be creating events, viewing photos associated with events, checking to see if there were new events, checking to see who RSVPed to what…
2003: Friendster — Sort of a precursor to MySpace and Facebook. In fact, it was a catalyst in meeting Matt. We had friends in common, we met at a karaoke night organized by those friends in common, and we connected on Friendster.
2004-2008: MySpace — Once Friendster started having constant technical difficulties, my friends all moved over to MySpace. I did as well, albeit begrudgingly. I thought the website was hideous and I really just didn’t like it. But what I DID like was having a place to keep in touch with all of my friends in one place. Sometime in 2008, I pretty much stopped using MySpace completely.
2007-present: Facebook — I liked Facebook more than MySpace immediately. I’m glad that it’s becoming the social networking tool of choice nowadays.
I wonder what’s next for me and my crazy website addictions!Filed under Uncategorized |