How I became a real life Gossip Girl
I think it’s safe to say that I’m Queen Bee, I can’t stand being out of the loop. My phone is my life, just this morning I had over a dozen messages just waiting for me to scroll through. Each one filled with the gruesome details about Sam’s party last night. I mean, why does he even try? Trying so hard just makes him look desperate.
If there is something I’ve learnt through life, it’s that there is an allure in confidence and mystery. That’s what I try to achieve through the internet. Information gives me confidence, and that helps me to make connections which will help me to get a better future.
I’ve always been good at working things out and to my internal horror, my dad decided to ‘affectionately’ refer to me as ‘Nancy Drew’. I know awful, my life is much cooler than that. If anyone wants to know anything about a teacher, local police officer or the girl next door, I’m the one to ask. It’s actually pretty easy. I mean with all the online platforms out there, people can instantly see what everyone else is doing. For me, it’s not knowing what people are doing. It’s getting the alert first. That’s where my connections come in use. If Sam is throwing another party, and mentioned it on his Facebook I want to be the first to know.
The internet is what has made all this possible. I mean can you imagine where I would be without Facebook, Instagram and GatherOnline? I have a profile on all three. Instagram is cool, I mean some of the pictures are awesome but I haven’t been very happy since they changed the algorithms and ordered things according to ‘preferences’ and ‘likes’. It seriously cramps be sleuthing abilities. As for Facebook and GatherOnline I joined them because of their popularity. The more people using a site, the more information it has to offer. I’ve actually made a few decent friends through my GatherOnline account, one of them is in China and answered questions for my civics class.
Facebook isn’t bad, I just get a bit irritated by how ‘perfect’ everyone seems. I mean don’t get me wrong, I don’t want people to spend their lives depressed, completely removed from the world. But seriously, the whole world knows that Jacey can’t stand Alice and yet they are standing through on a beach in Milwaukee smiling, arm in arm. If that isn’t deceit, I don’t know what is.
What I love about all these platforms is how they help you to stay alert, and aware. Ever since I started my online sleuthing system, I’m proud to say that I have only been caught off guard twice. Yes, I keep track. Both times were awful and made me feel very shaky. What’s nice is that I even get to help people from time to time. I mean just the other day I told Janice to avoid buying a red dress that Felicity had worn last spring. Basically, I was instrumental in stopping a complete fashion disaster!
So, yes I am definitely Queen Bee!