Friday, 8 May 2009
here is my 'internet technique':
log in - 2-4 times a day.
read all new emails, except Goodreads updates, Twitter notifications, and Guardian Soulmates updates.
reply to hardly anything, for some reason.
use the 'star' function haphazardly, in an attempt to remember to reply to things later (doesn't work).
feel some kind of 'extreme magical force' stopping me from replying to things. walk around -- in Chorlton, near the uni, etc. -- feeling extreme panic at not replying to things.
log in - 1-2 times a day.
accept all friend requests.
look at things.
ignore almost all "what-kind-of-car-are-you?" requests/music events/wall posts/etc.
look at inbox.
reply to nothing. (feels like some kind of computer game, where not replying 'doesn't matter'.)
log in - once a day.
look at messages (almost always from 'horny single American girls who don't exist').
look at friend requests.
accept friend requests if they are: single attractive girls/people who have written books/people who have read my book/people or bands from Manchester.
consider changing profile song.
don't change profile song.
log in - 3-5 times a week.
read 'tweets' by people i like/am friends with (Socrates, Tao Lin, etc.).
write 1-5 'tweets' in quick succession.
extreme, long-lasting feeling 'i am a fucking twat' afterwards.
log in - 0-1 time a month.
read reviews by friends/people i like.
look for new reviews of The Bird Room.
consider 5-starring some books i like.
don't star any books.
[i don't know why i just wrote that.]