Facebook: get a real life
Published: Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 21:04
How often do you update your Facebook status? Or maybe complain about a status of friend’s Facebook? Facebook, WordPress, Twitter, Blogger, Google+, Tumblr and Pinterest all are social networking sites, something our society is obsessed with nowadays.
It seems I cannot make it through a class with out seeing one of my classmates check their Facebook or what have you on their smart phones. Our generation is supposed to be one of the most connected and informed in history, and, of course, this all thanks to social networking sites.
I will focus on Facebook, as it seems to be the most popular and the one I understand the most. I love Facebook, as it aids in procrastination of homework and keeps me informed with friends all over the world, but some people take this site way too seriously.
It is like they have an addiction to Facebook, constantly checking their pages, commenting on people’s status and other posts 24/7. I have a few friends on Facebook that pretty much comment on every single post I make, making me feel like I have stalkers.
But even more sad and pathetic is the new phenomena of the Facebook fight, where a confrontation starts via message, IM, status update or some other posting. Confession: I have done this; I have arguments on Facebook and have the reminder when I see them up on my timeline, a new feature of the site.
Looking back, I am forced to see how stupid both sides were. I am ashamed that I let stupid things erupt via Facebook. I have ended friendships on Facebook because I simply could not stand their comments or posts. As an afterthought, I do not think it is sad that I ended the Facebook relationship, but sad that I let it ruin the relationship.
Sadly, real relationships are falling out of style and now it is all about Facebook. To some, it you are not exclusively dating until it is Facebook official. How stupid and sad this is, that we need a website to make that validation to the world.
Going to university and working at a high school, I overhear conversations about Facebook. Ultimately, it is people complaining or talking about someone behind his or her back. “Did you see the photo she posted?” “oh I know, what a slut!”
Photos are another thing Facebook also makes readily available for public view. Unfortunately, I think girls get the short end of the stick when it comes to the photos they post on their profiles. For some reason, some girls wonder why they are called sluts for posting pictures in their bikinis, although I agree that it is unfair to call a girl that simply because of that picture.
For me, it is not the scandalously clad photos that make me upset or judgmental, it is the photos taken in the mirror. It makes me honestly question the amount of narcissism it takes to post photo after photo of one’s self in the bathroom with camera or camera-phone.
I honestly think that members of my generation need to get over themselves; no one wants to see you standing in your bathroom. And girls, you must stop with the duck lips! It is not cute or sexy; it makes me want to go duck hunting.
Facebook and social networking sites are great, but they must not trump or come before real human interaction. If someone deletes you from Facebook, chill out. It is just Facebook, not real life. Maybe take the hint that they do not want to talk to you, so do not waste your time and energy. Remember: Facebook is just a website, just like MySpace.