Becca, Lexi, Rachel and I went to Rocky Mountain National Park the first week of August.
And yet Facebook, with its insistence on real names, has made making friends online so cumbersome.
Part of Twitter's charm is its throwback use of quirky Internet usernames.
(Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg goes by "finkd" on the message-broadcasting service.) Omegle takes that one step further, replacing goofy pseudonyms with perfect anonymity.
(Chat partners are identified simply as "stranger.") It's the Internet-chat version of truckstop-bathroom sex — hotter because you don't know who you're hooking up with.
Everyone's talking about Omegle, a new chat website which promises to hook you up with a random person on the Internet.
It's the perfect antidote to Facebook's real-people prissiness: Social networking with perfect strangers.
According to the Omegle blog, the site is the brainchild of Leif K-Brooks, an 18-year-old high school student who lives in Brattleboro, Vermont.
Which makes perfect sense: If you've been to Brattleboro, it's easy to imagine how quickly a clever teen might run out of interesting people to talk to.
One that has always stuck with me was from my freshman year at college. I had just dropped the kids off at school so I now had a choice, do housework or enjoy the day.
It was winter break, and I had decided that it might be fun to take a train from the Midwest... I decided that I would put my hair up into a french plait and put a skirt on, along with a light top, ankle socks and... I was pretty drunk and was working on catching a buzz when the guy I'd seen hitting on this sophomore came up and poured me a shot (like he was James Bond or something). I spoke no Japanese and they spoke close to no English.
After him hitting on me and me saying I was disinterested he pulls the "oh you hate me" line. Nevertheless, I somehow ended up in a stairwell with one of them.