In this fangly new world web order, with its new web laws, and its rewriting social mores, comes up an intriguing question:
To stalk, or not to stalk?
I'm not talking ex boyfriends and girlfriends. Duh, of COURSE we stalk them, I mean, it's better than having to fork out mucho buckos to the high school reunion just to find out if that scumbag you dated turned out to be gay after all, or married some sweet-as-pie hometown girl, or hides in his basement with assault rifles. Much safer, too.
I'm talking.... the friends. The friends you liked, had fun with, and through due course of life events, left behind, and often wonder about, but not in the way that would require any real effort.
So you get an e-mail from a long lost friend who isn't all that long lost since said friend has your actual e-mail and didn't stalk you on classmates or myspace or facebook or linked in or wahtnot, and said friend is asking about other long lost friend, and out of sheer boredom, you spend some time web-stalking (all of five minutes, I mean people, it's not that hard). So, you find this other long-lost friend. But you don't have the original e-mail. The e-mail that validates your friendship, your 'close enough to e-mail me'ness. But, you've narrowed said friend down to some cryptic screen name on MySpace and on some World of Warcraft Post.
You want to say hi.
But it seems......
'Hello Long Lost Friend. I've found you....."
I mean, what if Long Lost Friend is INTENTIONALLY lost?
Ah, what webs we weave when we practice to...weave webs... and such...
to e-mail out of blue, or not to e-mail out of blue?
to stalk, or not to stalk?