I joined another one. Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Linkedin, Google+, Goodreads, and now Path -- all these updates through all these formats, is it really worth it? I quit MySpace a few years ago, and it was long overdue. Tumblr is also on the chopping block. Google+ remains largely unused. Linkedin, I have because I worry that I might need it someday. Goodreads is for fun. Twitter and Facebook are the only social networks I actually use with any regularity. Why Path? I don't know. I'm trying it out. The design is beautiful.
Social networks haven't found perfection in Facebook. The technology is improving; better options are available. And yet, every blog post and status update I make is time I could have spent working on the Tammi True memoir, a magazine article, a new comic book project, or my ever evolving Creative Writing curriculum. Thoreau says, "Let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand." I don't think Thoreau would enjoy the Internet.