Tuesday, April 20, 2010
I have had my facebook account since college, when it was just a college networking tool, and frankly freaking boring!
I never logged on and a couple of years later, my sister said "I think you should check your FB, all the family is on there." Huh? It was then that I found out that FB had opened its floodgates to the world.
The problem with this is that you have a variety of generations attempting to communicate on a level that translates into something different for everyone. What I mean is that you have younger people...people who have literally been communicating online for their entire lives, and older people who have not. This creates a "lost in translation" effect.
I love that I get to share whatever I want on FB. I do not need your permission, and I do not need to explain or elaborate. Why? Its FB, that's why. I feel that if you don't understand the FB culture, maybe you shouldn't be on there.
The whole idea behind sharing tidbits, thoughts, opinions, JOKES, sarcasm, and so forth on FB is what FB and its success have been built on. For that reason I have created some guidelines for figuring out if you should really be on FB or not.
It is my professional opinion that if you answer yes to one or more of the following...you should cancel your account immediately! haha!
1.) Do you take everything literal on FB?
2.) Do you find yourself "offended" or pissed by what others share on FB?
3.) Are you jealous of your significant other befriending anyone of the opposite sex?
4.) Are you turning around and talking about what others are posting online and sharing it as fact with others?
5.) Are you judging others based on their posts?
6.) Do you find yourself commenting in a confrontational way?
7.) Do you hold any animosity towards a "friend" on FB because of something they posted, even though it had nothing to do with you?
8.) Have any of your relationships suffered off-line in "real world" because of FB?
9.) Do you ever catch yourself shaking your head at comment conversations of others?
10.)Do you save images and share with others because "you cannot believe they are doing that," in the picture.
I hope this helps you to diagnose yourself and whether or not you should be on FB. ITS NOT THAT SERIOUS FOLKS! Don't let something as meaningless as FB take over your life.
Posted by Free2bMommy at 9:21 AM