What is Facebook?

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Life for me and the people around me has changed since Facebook swept the world. I find myself constantly indulged in an endless bitterness. The old ‘tit-for-tat’ in the playground is now readily available in your own home, they like to call it social networking. I have come to realise that websites like Facebook are engineered to cause friction. Everything, no matter how trivial it’s it intention, can be interpreted in so many ways due to lack of real-life face-to-face communication.

Google definition:
Facebook /ˈfeɪsbʊk/

verb: Facebook;
3rd person present: Facebooks; past tense: Facebooked;
past participle: Facebooked; gerund or present participle: Facebooking spend time using the social networking website Facebook.
“If the boss knew how much time you spent shopping online or Facebooking, do you think he or she would be happy?”
contact (someone) via Facebook. “Jean Facebooked me” post (information or a piece of data) on Facebook. “I just Facebooked the link to this video”

My opinion of what Facebook is
Facebook is a website engineered to cause friction between friends and family. To allow selected people [accept friends] to view the nitty gritty most personal information shared by yourself on a regular basis.
Many people use social media to enhance their business. Do not ever rely on facebook as a form of advertising. Go grab pen, some paper, a clipboard and get on your feet is by far the best way to research, advertise and most of all socialise.
As the majority of young people use social networks, my message to them would be “You are starting to grow up – life isn’t like school, not a single bit, there’s a lot of bitterness and jealousy. You’ll find that the only time some people bother is when your not happy, simply because it makes them feel better about themself. Don’t give people the time of day unless they can be bothered with you. Real honest friends stick through the good, the bad and the ugly.”

Kelly, Cabbage Girl.

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One thought on “What is Facebook?

  1. kutukamus says:

    Status, instead of values. Show things off, instead of sharing.
    We really love things in the artificial way now, don’t we?
    Glad I don’t have one. 🙂

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