eurobrat posted an interesting observation about electronic communication and how the experience of using it must differ for introverts and extroverts. It’s interesting because I also consider myself an introvert, but I don’t really like electronic communication via email, instant messaging or even blog comments that much. Mostly because I always worry when I’m not communicating face to face that what I say might be misinterpreted and accidentally cause offense.
In my experience, it seems like blogging is largely done by introverts and Facebook is used by extroverts. But eurobrat points out that even Facebook must not be adequate for those who really like getting out and interacting with people. I guess that’s true, now that I think about it. Probably all the people on Facebook are just using it as a stopgap measure between interactions with their friends. It’s a complement, not a substitute.