Being Bart Everson

During the month of October, my friend Bart Everson and I switched identities on Facebook. I was slightly concerned about the ethical issues, but I was about ready to close my FB account due to some unpleasant exchanges with “friends” of “friends” and was tired of some folks posting negative comments on my links.

Bart suggested we make the exchange in order to see if his friends reacted differently to my posts and, of course, vice versa. I learned a lot about Bart, myself, and Facebook and I’ll be posting more blog entries about the experience as I reflect on the last month. You may have not noticed that in this post I referred to this experiment without elaborating.

One funny story: My friend Adrastos posted a question on my FB wall. He asked who I would be pulling for that weekend. Bart had no idea. He didn’t even know what game Adrastos was referring to. Bart looked it up and chose unwisely. He said that Florida was going to beat LSU! That is not the choice I would have made! Unfortunately, Adrastos sent me texts throughout the game as Florida was getting destroyed!

 

More later.