Tonight, I invaded my friends’ privacy. A little bit, at least. Using gchat, twitter and facebook, I contacted friends (and strangers) and asked them the same thing every social networking web site asks: “What are you doing right now?” Once they gave me their “status update,”, I then asked them to take a screengrab of their computer screen and send it to me. Essentially I was asking them to show me their status updates. (For those tweeting mobile-ly,I asked them to shoot a picture of what was in front of them)
Thanks to some very kind friends (and strangers), I have an hours’ worth of status updates and screen grabs. Almost everyone is multi-tasking. And ultimately, once I interrupted their tasks with my gchat/fbchat/tweet, they weren’t really doing what they said they were doing in the first place, anyway.
So, what are all of my friends doing right now…?
9:05 p.m. Alice T: planning my week and getting overwhelmed (via gmail)
9:07 p.m. Janet O.: about to edit a paper (via gmail)
9:11 p.m. Eric G.: checking the balance on a gift card. more specifically, playing with the cards in my wallet, flipping them around on the bed. (via gmail)
9:12 p.m. Fred G.: facebook/work (via gmail)
9:15 p.m. Diana S.: talking on gchat and writing a newspaper article (via gmail)
9:18 p.m. David J.: two things: reading my rss feeds and watching star trek (via fb)
9:20 p.m. Kim D.: watching tv and talking to my friend on the phone (via fb)
9:24 p.m. Katie R.: Watching Dil Bole Hadippa!, my first Bollywood movie. (via fb)
9:34 p.m. Leigh J.: Hanging out @ Kickstand Espresso (via twitter)
9:35 p.m. Travis D.: watching snl on hulu, chatting with a friend, and editing pictures (via fb)
9:40 p.m. Mr. Brown: Reading tweets. (via twitter)
9:55 p.m. Jonathan L.: Watching the wgn news (via twitter)
9:58 p.m. Jen H.: Ummm, Checking e-mails/social media outlets and watching Frasier, and on my way to bed soon. Haha whooo (via twitter)
9:58 p.m. Roswell L.: talking to you, reading email, listening to the postgame show of the yankee game from the tv in the other room (via fb)
10:24 p.m. Lauren K.: Going to the grocery store to relax (?) after my first final of my last semester. (via twitter)
Creativity project day #22 — done!