21 Reasons to Love and Hate Facebook
Emotional status updates: If you update your status, I would prefer it to be either insightful, funny, useful, or as I previously mentioned, straight up strange. If you are fishing for compliments with updates like "feel fat, going to the gym" or seeking help with "life sucks right now," then please go somewhere else. You are fat and life doesn't suck.
It's addictive: Nicotine, alcohol, heroin, Facebook...same thing. If you feel like Facebook has you trapped under a frozen lake, without a hole for air, you might be addicted. In a generation marked by shorter attention spans, Mark Zuckerberg has provided a quick form of entertainment where you and your friends are the subject matter. Now, with features like Facebook mobile, you can get your fix anytime, anywhere.
It gives a false sense of community:"The lack of social contact, the lack of sense of community, may be the most pressing social problem of the new millennium" saysRobin Dunbar, professor of psychology from the University of Liverpool states. Andit's true, the world would be a better place with a strong global sense of community. While this was one of Mr. Zuckerberg's initial intentions with Facebook, it has backfired. Yes Facebook does help to create bonds between people worldwide, but car hire Pretoria it is still a much weaker, superficial bond than good-ol face-to-face communication.
Mom and dad are on Facebook: As a young adult, the last thing you want Mom and Dad to know is everything you're up to, complete with photographs to look at and comments to read. In the beginning years, Facebook was strictly for college students. Today, grandma can sign up and check out what kind of shenanigans her 16 year old granddaughter is up to. Uh oh grandma.
Compare and contrast: It's a horrible, but undeniable trait among the modern human. We constantly judge, compare and analyze ourselves and one another. Facebook provides a platform for you to do that. The fight in order to 'keep up' with the Jones' can be detrimental to your mental health, and Facebook can easily facilitate the desire to do so. My only advice is to be yourself and do your own thing. 100%
Waste of time: "Holy crap, I just spent an hour on Facebook." I don't know how, but Mark Zuckerberg has discovered a time warp. Facebook has the ability to suck hours out of our potentially productive day, without our realizing it. I believe our time indoors and online should be limited, and our time outside and free from our devices, increased.