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W.T.F Why try Facebook? While there are many pros and cons to such a tool, it is not always clear to those who participate exactly what it is they are doing. I feel like, with a small amount of the right information, we could use such an incredible tool to help build a more tight-knit consciousness. I started to get on Facebook so that I could see if there was anything interesting going on with my friends. I could see where they were, what they were doing, and usually grasp a small amount of the emotion flowing from their perspective. But then slowly, as I gathered more and more 'friends', the line between genuine concern and apathetic research began to blur. You see, I now have something between 700-1000 friends. (I don't actually keep track, but I know it is rather high.) I only know maybe 1/5 of these people in real life, may only be friends with about 1/5 of that small portion, and actually care even less. If you could see my wall, you may understand. Meme -> political joke -> meme -> "I want coffee" -> meme again -> "Let's save the earth" -> "That wasn't enough coffee, I need more!".... These updates are just all mashed together. I've quoted things I've seen on Facebook before to people, only to find out that the person I told, was also the person who posted it. How could I let such a travesty occur? I believe it is because I let myself become clouded to the actual concerns of people and started being more concerned with the ideas behind them. Now, while being concerned with those ideas is actually something great, it is awful that I've allowed myself to become jaded. ------------------------------
facebook, facebook... i've been locked out of my account. the "reset password" email won't come, and i've emailed multiple facebook email addresses, hoping someone will eventually help me with this issue.
why am i so addicted to facebook? it's been a weekend without facebook and i'm already missing it. it's always one of the tabs open on my browser. i love throwing random quirky statuses up there, as well as staying connected with my friends- especially since i don't live on campus anymore. i feel lonely sometimes.
There's this thing happening called the Facebook Blackout, where a couple million people are deciding not to log on to Facebook--for one day--to get them to change the layout back to the old one. Even if this wasn't to be a patently ridiculous attempt to get their voices heard (a much better strategy would be to not log on at all until they change the layout back), they're treating it like a business. Facebook Inc. already has a free networking website open, they have no way to market that and expect to be able to sustain it on the income they ge from it. As such, the people organizing the "blackout" are not actually customers. This is a lot like a group of semi-health-conscious smokers coming together and saying "we're going to not buy cigarettes for one day so big tobacco will have to make their product safer." They're too addicted to do anything real about their problems.
I hate the way my best friend from college talks about facebook like it's his life. I hate how people talk about facebook like "Oh you MUST add this application!"
Or "Did you see my wall post?" JUST TELL ME BITCH! I'm standing IN FRONT of you!
... The reason that I hate facebook is just the way people talk about it. You're together NOW so why talk about facebook? Maybe I'm just crazy, but people my age are obsessed with it. In some ways I wish i didn't have it. But then I couldn't really get into contact with people and for my radio show I have to have one.
It's a conspiracy! There's a campaign to wallpaper Ether with Facebook Blue comments and subtle hints that you should be checking your Facebook account instead of lurking on this drab website! Facebook is easy. Interacting on it doesn't require social skills, relocating to actually see people in person, or having anything interesting to say or do. Having a "social life" on Facebook is like having an "athletic life" in front of the television.
I have gotten the most depressing news of my life in the form of facebook messages.
I don't know why people feel this is appropriate in any way, especially because my phone number is listed publically on my profile.
The messages? 1) Hey, look I just wanted to let you know that my brain cancer is back and it doesn't look good.
- Hey I just wanted to let you know that out friend from camp, Grant, was killed in a car accident today. Thought you should know.