Saturday, January 21, 2012

How I Use Facebook

Facebook, oh what a wonderful idea that has gone so far from what it started as. I use Facebook to keep in touch with old friends. I used to be on that thing all the time back in high school as my main social gateway when IM-ing and phone calls weren't an option. I find as time goes on, however, that I have really gone away from my extensive use of the site.

I have a Facebook profile with all of the people I have ever met that I thought I may want to talk to again. I have a fan page for this blog. That's about it. I don't play Mafia Wars, FarmVille, or any of those apps. I don't talk to people on there unless they talk to me first or I need advice. What happened!?

What happened to Facebook that I no longer use it really? Was it just a plain lack of interest now? All I know is Facebook is probably one of the most popular sites around, and I rarely use it now as I grow older.

-Mr. White
Facebook, the number one social networking site used by millions throughout the world. It started out as a way to keep connected with family and friends without all the bullshit of Myspace. But now, it seems as it has went to far trying to increase the level of interaction available. I don’t wanna take care of your fucking cow, or give you some fucking seeds for you crops. I don’t give a damn about your FARMVILLE! Simple as that. Poker? Maybe a few time a month. I don’t get many chances to have a poker night with the guys anymore, so this has become a great substitute. However, I don’t send requests to all of my friends, asking to give me more chips. I leave them alone! If they wanted to be playing it, they would be already (most likely). I personally use facebook to see what’s going on in the world around me. When they found and killed Osama Bin Laden, I learned about it FIRST through facebook. One of my friends had posted about it. But on a more personal level, I use it to stay connected with friends and family. I am constantly working and rarely have time to chat on the phone with pals anymore.So now when so and so gets a new tattoo... I have a way to know about it, without having any direct contact. I also use facebook to share things about me with friends and family. If I suddenly get called on duty for work, I post a quick message saying so. It eliminates the chance of a thousand and one text messages and voicemails asking me where I am, and why aren’t I picking up my phone. Facebook - a way of life. But it’s not a cult.

-Mr. Black


Kristjan said...

I`m not that into Facebook myself. I have a profile and few hundred people on friends list but only a few of them are actually my friends, others are just people I have met, went to same schools with and so on. Don`t really care about their updates.

Omnislash said...

Wow there! I haven't checked your posts in a while, and then I suddenly see you've got this new format. Totally digging it though. Awesome share!

And I definitely agree. I don't use facebook to play games, just to chat with friends.

WeiseGuy said...

@Omni, yeah its good to see you. How do you like the banner?

Brandonman said...

I'm always on facebook. I need to kick the 'addiction', because it sucks up so much time.

Anonymous said...

I have a fan page for my blog, but I actually dislike Facebook.

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