Thursday, October 24, 2013

The "Floating Facebook" Farce Flimsily Facilitating Friendships

If someone handed you a random, jibberish-filled book with a blank cover, would you commit to translating/reading it? 
Book, why you so difficult?

For people with Asperger's, making friends is like sorting through dozens of books like this. I personally dislike choosing random people to talk to without knowing anything about them beforehand. It's a waste of my time and energy, and I don't have much energy to begin with, so
why bother?
I wish there was a system in place to make it easier. Like a simplified version of Facebook floating above everyone's heads, listing their name, interests, and what/who they're looking for. The Asperger's Awareness Community on Facebook certainly did this very well. I've posted this link on my blog previously, but I'll post it again since I want to emphasize the need for this kind of thing:
Asperger's Awareness Community Post
I was having a conversation with James, my online friend from Scotland, about this issue. I thought it'd be neat if everyone at my college wore a sign like this, though filled out:
Looking for:
That'd certainly make my life easier. James even suggested (jokingly) that it ought to be a t-shirt!

(Clever post title - courtesy of James)

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