Facebook, Facebook, Facebook. What is there to say about this marvelous turn-of-the-century piece of social technology? To hear some people talk you might think that God himself created this divine network in order that he may more fully bless us humans. Um, how about no.
In fact, it was man who created the evil that is Facebook. And, like most human inventions, we have made it a god. I just don’t understand the whole hype that surrounds it. I mean, I realize that this will be a touchy subject for most of you as everyone and their grandma possesses a profile, but I just want to say something that you simply cannot deny: Facebook is a fad. Let me repeat that in case you’re skimming: IT’S A FAD.
Does anyone remember MySpace? Is that ancient history or what?! But what has become of MySpace will soon be the fate of Facebook once something newer and better appears. Mark my words; it’s going to happen. Facebook will eventually go the way of the dodo.
I have a dream – no– a hope. Or, maybe it’s a desire, I don’t know. But in any case, what I would like to see is people simply conversing in the most traditional of ways. Sounds strange, I know. I can hear you now, “But hey, we engage in face-to-face conversations, we know how to interact with our peers!” Cut the crap. The truth is, Facebook has brought undeniable changes to the way that social interaction is practiced. And, the differences are not all good either.
For example, when I can overhear nearly any group of people metnion the word “Facebook” a million, bazillion times (that’s called hyperbole, folks) then yes, I would say that there has been a change for the worse. I mean, what has become of the notion of friendship these days? I don’t know about you but my idea of a friend has no correlation whatsoever to how many I have. Just because hundreds, possibly even thousands, are “friends” on your Facebook profile doesn’t mean crap about whether or not they are actually your friends. Come on! Are you really going to talk to your 473rd friend? Really? I highly doubt that. Okay, maybe that’s a little harsh (Hahahahahaha!), but it is a force that is dominating the lives of our generation. Everywhere I go all I see and all I hear is Facebook, Facebook, Facebook.
Hey, I have an idea; its revolutionary! The next time you need to contact someone…write a letter.
Oh, and BTW, be sure and check out the Angry Beard facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=47518861701 🙂
Ironic, isn’t it?