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A social network that makes me anti-social
Author Name: Anonymouslove
Advantages: Keeping in touch with people abroad or long lost friends
Disadvantages: The biggest excuse for people to waste their time
In a nutshell, I think Facebook is one of the worst sites ever created. I decided to jump on the facebook bandwagon three years ago because I was very shy and thought of it as an opportunity for friends to get to know me better. I immediately discovered that it became a tool of unintentionally exposing people's attention-seeking tendencies. People who were nice face-to-face in real life were now thought of as annoying online. Paranoia creeps into my mind when a "friend" doesn't respond to my wall posts (not that I send many, just the odd, superficial How are you?, what have you been up to? messages. As a result, I have become more anti-social and apprehensive of chatting with others on the site for fear that I will be given the silent treatment. Sometimes, facebook apathy leaves me feeling nostalgic and yearning for the days when life was simple and people just communicated face-to-face and through the telephone. Why has social networking become an addictive trend? I often ponder. Iphones are the latest gadget to lure their owners into using facebook more often in bars, cafés or wherever you are outside the house. I deactivated my account for three months last year, as I decided I no longer had any use for facebook in my life. Throughout those three months, I felt more at ease and relaxed with myself. I knew deep down that I was better off without facebook. I did feel a bit lonely. But the pros definitely outweighed the cons when I quitted. That was before I moved to another country and met new friends. As I don't want to lose touch with the people I've recently met, I went back to using the site. Damn it!
Summary: Facebook is a site that allows people to write what's on their mind and chat with each other.