*The other day, I was in the store and a man started a conversation with me. At the end of the talk, he asked not for my phone number, but for my Facebook name.

At first I was a bit taken aback, not offended (he wasn’t cute), but surprised and a bit relieved to tell you the truth. But that’s not the point.

The point is, he and so many other people I’ve noticed, would much rather have your Facebook info than your phone number. Perhaps this is a safety measure that may turn out for the better for some people.

They say the phone number is a dying invention, the one that used to unlock the key to hearts, make nights better, and maybe even days worse (with the bill collectors calling). Online media social networking sites are the trendiest way to communicate with people, get to know them. (more…)