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Facebook- The New Mobile Phone?
Member Name: catrocks03
Advantages: Easy to use, connects you with old friends you may never have found again, social life
Disadvantages: addictive, attention seeker hot spot, connects you with those you dont wish to be connected with
Its a very telling sign that times have changed when parting with a new (or old) friend you are not asked your mobile number but your facebook url! It seems these days nearly everyones on it!
I joined a few years back after months of my elder sisters bugging me- at that time i was still a teenager and more of a myspace gal myself! I found facebook boring in comparison and less personal. Then more and more people joined. I was getting friend requests from people i hadnt seen since i was 10 and even more horrifyingly (for a teenager) my own mother! It seems now nearly everyone you meet is on facebook.
Im not gonna lie, in some scenarios it can almost be seen as a stalking device! And who isnt guilty of a little online stalking?
I bet I'm not the only one whos had a little giggle that the stuck up beautiful girl from school is looking less than good and has packed on 30lbs.
I also bet I'm not the only one whos had a little nose at an exes page, checking out who hes with now, mentally scoring points on if she's more attractive.
And thirdly I bet I'm not the only one who has "friends" who I never spoke to in school let alone now but thought it'd be rude to decline their request.
Its sort of a mini celebrity culture, seeing how people are doing now, who theyre with, their social life (clealry judged by photos and status updates, how ridiculous, I know!)
Its a sure sign that facebook has taken over when after a night out where you took a few photos you get people commenting on your page asking why you havent uploaded them yet. They want a new profile picture, they want people to see what a great night they had. Blah blah blah!
And then theres the minigames. Now dont get me wrong, I've dabbled in them myself at those boredom moments. But if I get one more request to "Farmville" I swear I'll go crazy.
Its addicting though. I find myself checking it each morning, liking things, updating my status (of course everybody wants to know what I ate for breakfast and how I slept!), adding photos (here look at 10 identical photos of my child at different angles!) and commenting on things because it makes me feel social.
The worst thing is I can say pretty surely that its unlikely I would of been invited to 75% of social events in the past 6 months if it wasnt for facebook- nobody arranges things through phonecalls or text messaging these days it seems!
On thing that really bugs me is the attention seekers who write statuses about how ugly they are and how crap their life is. It could be a seemingly lovely friend who isnt remotly like this in real life but becomes hugely annoying on facebook. We all have them, and we all resit to comment something like "shut the hell up, nobody cares, stop fishing for compliemnts".
Overall though love it or hate it its almost becoming necessary in this day and age, the fact that you can use your facebook account to log into various other websites is proof of that. Zuckerberg must be laughing all the way to the bank.
Summary: Love it or hate it, it's not going anywhere!