Facebook is now already a staple in every student’s life. Screw you, Facebook Groups. Even if you don’t give a rat’s ass about how someone spent his/her Christmas vacation, you’re like tied up to a chair and forced to witness someone eat a sushi because you clicked on that small blue F icon on your phone or robotically typed facebook.com the minute you opened your browser. Apart from its detrimental effects to the brain (its effects on focus and attention span), I’m going to list some reasons why I don’t like Facebook.
1. People seem to only find value in the things they do if they are able to share it.
Nothing’s wrong with wanting to share things about your life but some people just have the compulsion to post EVERYTHING. If they aren’t able to do so, the experience is just not complete.
2. People use it to secure themselves of their own relationships.
Maybe I am just good at finding something that I will criticize but there’s a fine line between celebrating your relationship together and using Facebook as a platform for your communication. Not everything needs to be out in the open. Don’t use Facebook to assure everyone, including yourself, that “you’re going strong”, only for you to share broody bitter posts about your ex three weeks later.
3. People don’t live in the moment anymore.
People live for the monopods and the likes they’ll get for the pictures they took. *ehem, concerts* You don’t have to document EVERYTHING!
4. People already have a first impression of you before having met you in the first place.
First impressions are no longer created upon first meeting but the first click on that name and a few scrolls down the timeline.
5. People keep comparing lives.
Because almost everyone’s lives are on it, it’s not difficult to make comparisons. When you make comparisons, you end up feeeling good or bad. Both are messed up. This is the reason why avid Facebook users develop depression. People only post what they want other people to see.
I guess if all else fails, there’s always the deactivate button there that I can click.