Why Facebook (to me) is the worst invention ever.
You use it...Probably. I use it. It's everywhere. On every web-page. In every business. Half a billion people have one. On average people spend 700 billion minutes on it a month.
Facebook is everywhere. It's slowly taking over our lives. It's revolutionized the way we communicate and the way we interact.
People believe it's almost impossible to function as a member of western society without having a Facebook account, and not having Facebook is no longer a social norm! People reel back in horror at the thought of not being in contact to 160 people you don't know at any one time.
And the more people you are "friends with" is like a popularity contest. Girls in skimpy outfits usually have 1,000 more so-called friends than the average person. And in reality, do they have as many friends as you or I?
The fact is, facebook is the worst invention ever. It's taking over the world, until one day it'll rise up and become self-aware, dooming us all to be it's slaves on a giant, virtual farm.
You can't escape it
Nowadays you can't go anywhere without being in contact with facebook, It's at home, on your Laptop. It's on your mobile phone, and your MP3 player. There is literally no escape from it's news feed of doom! In fact, if you climbed Mount Everest, and reached its peak, guess what? You'd STILL be able to tell everyone you've just climbed the highest mountain on Earth, because the entire of Mt. Everest is 3G enabled! "Just climbed Everest, now I'm cold LOL"
So if you can't get to the highest mountain on Earth to escape the 50 people who want you to be their friends at any one time, where can you go? Maybe Mars, but it's only a matter of time until Martians pioneer their own little version. Maybe they'll use ours? "Dr Zoidberg has just crashed his spaceship into Pluto" It's only a matter of time!
Facebook is so available now, if anyone who has to go more than 10 minutes without checking what their 3,000 friends are doing at any one time they'll probably end up cowering in a corner, crying and mumbling to themselves! In fact, most would probably ring every member of their phone book and tell them what they're doing! "Hi, I'm calling to tell you, a cup of tea is the best way to start the day, and I couldn't sleep last night due to indigestion and explosive diarrhea! Anyway I've got to go, need to tell my mum about my bowel related issues, then start an argument about relationships with an ex-girlfriend. Bye!"
And Diarrhea is the perfect word for what's on Facebook, it's all rubbish! Why people keep going back on such a regular basis is a mystery! It really is!
But what's next? Facebook magazine? Facebook TV? Will it get to the point where there will literally be no way to escape? Maybe we'll all have Facebook micro-chips inserted into our brains, finally completing the last stage of Mark Zuckerberg's plan of world domination? It certainly would be difficult to escape from Facebook if it's continuously embedded into our skull!
Nobody cares what people say anymore.
Go on Facebook right now? What are the first 3 status' you see? Post them in the comments if you please.
Now, ask yourself, do you care what these people are saying? Does this affect you in any way, shape and form? Perhaps if the only Facebook friends you have are family, it will affect you...But only if!
Everything is crap on Facebook nowadays. People write mindless, pretentious dribble that nobody actually cares about. Who cares if Charnice has broken up with Bradley? Who cares if Amy cheated on Matthew whilst drunk in Thailand? Why would I care? Why would you care?
Before I carry on, I'm all for freedom of speech, that's why I come on here. If they want to tell the world about their urine infection, that's fine by me! But if I don't know you, that's too much information. It's reaching the point of ridiculousness!
Do you even know half the people on your Facebook? Do you know Cheryl Slater? Or Christine Higgins? No? Then how does their love-life affect you in any way, shape or form? All it seems to be used for now is to spread gossip, and lies or secrets. It's becoming a weapon, used in psychological warfare to ruin the world as we know it! It'll break up families, smash friendships, and most likely, destroy the modern world! If you don't believe me, watch an episode of Jeremy Kyle, nearly all their problems can be traced back, you guessed it, Facebook!
In fact, chances are, there are only a handful of people who's actions and opinions matter to you. Close friends and family, which leads me to ask those with 1000+ friends, how many of those people do you talk to? And if they did get into trouble, would you be willing to help them out? You may say yes, but the likely answer will be no.
It's like a big-mouthed friend.
Stemming on from what I just said, Facebook's main purpose is to help people spread gossip! And that's the bottom line. It's almost like that's all people want to hear. Reasons why random people are nasty, vicious and spiteful. Or reasons why they're idiots, or silly, or just plain stupid. If it's not about somebody else, it seems like nobody really wants to know.
If you really don't believe me, click this link. It'll show you the darker side to Facebook!
If you lasted any more than 10 minutes without giving up on humanity, you certainly have more faith than I!
Those who are older, or not in touch with Facebook may not realize this darker side. But it's certainly there, especially amongst those who are younger. At about the right age to become active in the field of love.
As I said earlier, watch an episode of Jeremy Kyle. You may see that half the people on the show have no teeth, or are alcoholics, but we'll ignore that for the time-being. Notice that, whenever someone is accused of cheating, 9 times out of 10 the other person found out on Facebook, from some random character who, most likely, doesn't even live in the same country.
Perhaps my vision is slightly clouded. Perhaps I'm looking at this in the wrong light. Maybe I would be better off thinking about it differently, and trying not to notice it's deep-seated darker side? Or perhaps the darker side is just far too evolved, and needs to be stopped, before it can evolve into a civil Facebook war, wiping out humanity as we know it?
It could happen.
It gives people an excuse to be lazy.
Before Facebook, people had to go out to keep in contact with friends, relatives and acquaintances. Now it's much easier just to occasionally say "Hi!" on Facebook. In some ways, it's great. People who live far away can still keep in touch on a regular basis! People can't always be there for each other, so it's nice to know there is an alternative.
On the other hand, it's just ruining entire friendships. If it's easier to say hi on Facebook, why bother going out? You might as well just say inside and catch up on films and TV you missed by, you know, actually going out and having a life. Sometimes Facebook can promote going out, billions of photos of drunken nights, mine included, can be found testifying this. But we're talking about normal, everyday life here. Seeing friends and relatives.
Whereas in the past you had to go and see Phil from school at the pub, because you had no other choice, now you can brag to Phil about how great your life has turned out whilst sitting in the comfort of your own home, sipping a glass of Don Perignon in your mansion, or so you're telling him! "Yes Phil, I'm a multi-millionaire with 14 Brazilian girlfriends! I definitely don't live all by myself in a Bedsit, eating uncooked Macaroni on Cheese with a garnish of tears and failure."
It's stopping people from socializing with friends properly, and can probably be attributed to many personality disorders in children currently growing up, where the social interaction they need just hasn't been properly administered, leaving them with an inability to function in modern society.
Perhaps that's wrong. Perhaps I'm wrong by saying this, but it's just a theory! And I'm not the only person to wonder either!
Don't get me wrong, I regularly use Facebook, and I don't hate it at all. But sometimes I find it difficult to see it's purpose, and see why it's so popular. It's almost like a drug, for people who have a need to hide behind an online persona to feel safe. But the question is, is Facebook actually improving our society? Or making it worse? Are we becoming better or worse people? And will that girl who lives a perfect life ever stop moaning about it? Probably not!
- There are over 500 Million active users.
- 50% of users log onto Facebook every day.
- The average user has 130 Friends.
- People spend an average of 700 billion drinks on Facebook every month.
- The average user creates 90 pieces of contact every month, meaning there are more than 30 billions pieces of content in total on Facebook.
- There are over 70 Languages available.
- 70% of Facebook users are outside of the United States
- There 250 million Facebook-Mobile users, who are on average twice as active as normal Facebook users.
Found on Facebook.com.
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