That being said, there is a sort of personal milestone news that this traditional prissypants just can't get used to receiving via the internet. Many of you Invisible Internet Friends (like you, hello!) have had similar experiences with learning of a friend's major life events not from them but via social media, so I should have seen this coming.
But . . . but . . . recently I read of a friend's engagement via Facebook. Neither the medium nor the message should have been a surprise, nor am I nearly as close with said friend as we were in high school. But . . . but . .
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It's not that I'm upset or even disappointed, exactly; rather, it's that the way of sharing the news left me feeling cold. Not that icily cool blonde isn't my natural state a la HRH Grace, Gwyneth, and whatever other regal Gs I'm forgetting, but I mean chilly in the distant sense. Maybe the way of sharing the news highlighted a distance in the friendship I hadn't acknowledged? What would I have preferred - a phone call? Handwritten note? Personalized carrier pigeon festooned with wedding white ribbons? The FB announcement is exactly what the 21st century would call for, and yet . . .
So while this traditional-in-one-sense / social media strumpet in another struggles to wrap her digital feelings around this sort of thing, I wonder - do I just need to get used to this, or do I keep up my dinosaur practice of telling this sort of news in person or over the phone?
Show of hands - anyone else get their digital panties in a wad over this type of social media sharing?