“Facebook helps you connect and share with the people in your life.”
What’s on your mind?
Facebook helps you stare at a computer screen for hours, and scroll in a hopeless manner down your news feed, which it has smartly made never ending. Considering this, Facebook helps you feel a new type of emotion; a sort of deep unsatisfied longing for meaning, entertainment, or substance, for which you scroll endlessly.
So, this is what on my mind regarding Facebook! I feel it has been ruining our lives, the same way, it was meant to bring it at ease. Here are some indications, I could think of, that attest the above lines.
- Facebook is the first thing you do in the morning, back in the noon, and again in the evening, just to keep track of the lives of everyone.
- Meanwhile, you also keep logging in with your mobiles and smartphones.
- You have more communications with people in your Friend list, than you do in real life.
- You regularly choose to chat rather than to pick up the phone and actually talk with someone, or, actually visit them!
- “Not right now, I’m on Facebook.” If you’ve ever found yourself saying this to people around you.
- You’ve ever announced some important change in your life on Facebook before you picked up the phone or met in person with your closest friends and told them in advance.
- You’ve cut short a real-world conversation with someone you’ve just met (and liked) so you could stalk them on Facebook.
- You’ve ever revealed something very personal on Facebook, which later on made you regret.
- You regularly find yourself together with friends, all accessing your own Facebook accounts instead of actually talking with each other
- You log on to Facebook mostly to use apps.
Rough words? Possibly.
Do they apply to you? Probably.
Just wanted to make you think, as I feel, I have been a victim once. I still like Facebook, but I have learnt to put limits. Being connected is one thing, but over usage/dependence is undoubtedly another! Here’s an all new proposed Facebook tagline:
“Facebook helps you connect and share your life with a lot of people , you don’t care about, in exchange of your valuable time.”