Mighty Life List
Jun 26 2008

Overheard: Elitism Lite

Scene: Coffee shop, two girls discuss the web.

“I’m getting off Facebook. Everyone is equalized in a way I’m very uncomfortable with.”

22 Responses to “Overheard: Elitism Lite”

  • Spatula Says:

    Hah, what we need is Facebook 2.0: where some animals are more equal than others.

  • Susanne Says:

    oh wow. sounds like a post on “Stuff White People Don’t Like”

  • Astrogirl426 Says:

    Wow. I’m (almost) speechless.

    It’s probably a good thing I wasn’t there, because I would have turned around and started something (“I’m sorry – I’m having a hard time believing you said what I think you said. Could you repeat your elitist, self-entitled remark?”).

    Yeh, I’m lucky I don’t get my ass kicked more. :)

  • Leaf, probably... Says:

    Wow, that’s a little scary.

    I quit facebook because I got sick of having to check it.

  • molly Says:

    I LOVE it.

  • HouseofJules Says:

    I just joined Facebook last month just because my friends had nagged me LONG ENOUGH. Wouldn’t you know it, but I LOVE Facebook. I don’t do any of those applications, like the gardening or the sending people baby bunnies (electronically, of course), but I have gotten back in touch with people I haven’t seen in 20 years, and wow, has it ever been fun!
    House of Jules

  • Mrs. Schmitty Says:


  • laurie Says:

    I’m so elitist I don’t even really think I know what that means.


  • Steph Says:

    Her discomfort with being equalized makes me uncomfortable in a way that I’m not comfortable with either. I’m not sure what that means except that I’m getting off Facebook too. In order to accomodate the discomfort of those who have been equalized around me.

  • Helene Says:

    Hmm, someone’s just a tad elitist.

    I left Facebook and Myspace too, though, but not for the same reason. I just got tired of feeling like I was being judged by people back home.

  • bradleytee Says:

    I’ve heard the funniest/stupidest things from people in coffee shops and airports. Sometimes just listening can be the most entertaining part of my day.
    Hi Maggie.

  • daisy Says:

    Love it. Feel equalized? Start A Blog!

    Oh wait.. everyone’s done that too.

  • Bethiclaus Says:

    HA! What?!

  • You can call me, 'Sir' Says:

    Would it really have been asking too much of you to have taken your shoe off and beaten her with it?

  • tixie Says:

    i have such a love/hate relationship with these things… i’m “friends” with people who i don’t talk to in real life and i have enough self-esteem issues that i get annoyed when they are updating about trips they took together and didn’t invite me… it’s awful… but at the same time – kind of fun if i can get over my own issues…

    that comment, however… is really strange…

  • leslie Says:

    i think she meant that everyone is assumed to express themselves in the same way- via those app things and what not. maybe not. i personally find facebook really frustrating though.

  • Liz Says:

    She *could* be referring to how your boss or professor might be on Facebook but is the protocol with them the same as with a classmate, friend, colleague? It’s tricky.

  • Aimee Greeblemonkey Says:

    The funny thing is Facebook makes me totally feel like I am back in high school.

  • ryan Says:

    Ha! Compared to … Life notonline?

  • jennifer in sf Says:

    I don’t have the slightest idea what that comment means, and that makes me very, very, happy.

  • Eleanor's Trousers Says:

    And to think, I only hated Facebook because all of my exes keep tracking me down and telling me how happy they are…

  • Assertagirl Says:

    I gasped audibly when I read this little nugget.