I’m online way too much. Blogging, Twitter, Facebook. Is it my unsettled situation with Sophia that has caused me to look to a virtual world for connection?
And where is Sophia? Why have my readers heard so little about her from me during the last few months? Surely she must be living in up in chic and trendy LA, laughing at this little imaginary world I have created for myself while I sit in my childhood bedroom in Queens.
Well, surprisingly, she has taken the same route. Welcome Sophia to social media. No, she is not blogging. No, she thinks Twitter is a waste of time. No, she still thinks Facebook is for those with arrested development, poking and superpoking each other like children.
Sophia is too opinionated for such mild activities. She has found her niche in Yelp: Real People. Real Reviews. Absolutely perfect for her! (I just hope there isn’t a category where Yelpers can review the sexual performance of their separated spouses)
And yesterday, there she was, her smiling face on the front page of the Los Angeles Yelp portal, with the “Review of the Day,” (or ROTD as Yelpers call it) “as voted by our members.”
Apparently, in Yelp-land, this is a big honor. In fact, in addition to dozens of “congrats”, Sophia already got some angry message from another yelper who didn’t think it was fair that Sophia should get the “Review of the Day” after only three months of being on Yelp and having barely written 22 reviews, when HE has been on Yelp for four years, has written hundreds of reviews and never received this “ROTD.”
Ha Ha, Welcome to social media, newbie Sophia!