RECORD STORE TALES #971: Facebook Memories
While I’m sure that “Facebook Memories” are Zucking up my brain in some way, in this brave new Metaverse…I kinda like them.
For those of you who prefer to stay out of the Metaverse or social media in general, “Facebook Memories” are a daily feature that shows you what you posted in the years prior. While not every day is solid gold, I find that most days have at least one cool memory that I would want to post again. Something funny, something cool…occasionally something sad.
The early years of Facebook memories seem to be nothing but me posting what I’m currently “rockin’ to”. Dear God there were a lot of those “rockin’ to” posts. Interesting nonetheless especially when I happen to be rockin’ to the same artist on the same day years later. There were also a lot of early video blogs that were not very good (but were very young). In that tradition, as I write this now I’m rockin’ to Slash Puppet’s Studs & Gems.
I didn’t start using Facebook on a regular basis until 2012 when I launched this site. I found that most of my hits were coming from that platform, but not Twitter, so I made a choice and stuck with it. Memories start picking up in 2012.
In the winter months, I see a lot of complaints about driving conditions.
Frequent memories of co-workers pranking my office.
In 2016-2017, nearly daily postings about the shenanigans of one Donald J. Trump.
In January, with memories from different years, it seemed like I was constantly sick. The flu, the man-cold, whatever. And it also appears that each time it was the “worst one ever”. This does not bode well for the next time I get sick.
Also in January, in the year 2018, come the bad memories.
But I still want to remember them. Not necessarily first thing in the morning with my first Nespresso, but I do want to see them. I don’t want the minutia lost. Maybe I won’t always feel that way, but I won’t deny that we are still grieving. And it helps the grieving process to see some of these old electronic thoughts.
Of course, this means Zuck knows my entire life story for the last decade-plus, but so do you. I made a choice a long time ago to write personal shit in public. At the end of the day I don’t think I’m interesting enough to attract unwanted attention, and what’s done is done. While the Metaverse expands I may have regrets, but at present I’ve made some friends doing what I do. I’ll take it as a win.
NOTE: The LeBrain Train will be on Saturday night rather than Friday!