Whether you are a Facebook user or not, you are constantly surrounded at the least by Facebook users and you know the evils Facebook possesses… so why is it that everyone has it?
Sure, someone like yourself, and even me, would say that F does has its benefit; whether it be to keep in touch with friends or be endlessly amused by the silly games. It’s true, and probably the only reason I may still have an account.
Whether we want to accept it or not, Facebook is ruining us day by day, and I can tell you why.
- How many hours do we spend on that site? Hours, minutes… it all builds up. Do we really need to be staring at the news feed or chat bar that long, wasting our lives away? We could just as easily call our buddies up or meet them at a coffee shop.
- Even if you may not recognize it, Facebook has quite a depressing aura… seeing so many other people interacting with one another when you seem to have no interaction in comparison. How is that supposed to give us confidence to continue our relationships with those around us if we feel like we don’t matter as much as that person’s other friends?
Both of these points lead up to my final concluding statement… Facebook is turning us into an introverted, obsessive species! We spend more times typing away in an impersonal way then actually interacting or learning to interact with those around us. We deflate our self-confidence and silence our tongues. SOcial networks de-socialize us!
Here. Watch this video. I saw this elsewhere on WordPress and it is great:
Now you must know that yes, I have a Facebook account. Yes, I obviously know what it’s doing to me. You and I both know that Facebook has some strange kind of addiction. Maybe someday I will release myself from its grasp, and maybe you fellow Facebook users can too. But to those of you who do not have Facebook, any other social networking site is just as bad; whether it be twitter or Maple Story… these are just the same.
I hope this has set your brain wheels turning to ponder this terrible and wonderful thing we have at our fingertips. Is Facebook (or similar sites) worth it? What’s your opinion; should we use them or avoid them?