Why is Facebook so addicting?

Awe, the wonderful world of Facebook. There is nothing like it! I have to admit, I have spent way too many hours on Facebook doing nothing at all! I've played the games, I've looked at every photo, I've refreshed my page every 10 seconds just to make sure no one has written something new, I've commented on all new posts for the day. Man, what was I thinking? It's not really that interesting! So why is Facebook so addicting to so many people?

I honestly NEVER thought I would even say hi to my very first boyfriend again. Once I got on facebook and started getting my name out there more and more people came out of the wood work. One of those was my first boyfriend from early 1990's. How crazy is that? 20 years later and we are "friends" on facebook. Granted we don't ever talk but we are still "friends". Being able to link up with people from what seems to be a million years ago is just one of the fun parts of Facebook. I have found family (or they have found me) that I haven't seen since I was real little. Out of my 314 friends I would say at least 200 of them are family of some sort. Might be mine or my hubbys but my family all the same. Even my Mom has found people on her Facebook from when she was in high school! Now that is impressive!

Facebook is also a place where people can communicate without it being face to face. I know I am not a big fan of talking on the phone. Never have been. Being able to text or send an email or write on someone's wall is so much easier for me. There is none of the "making people understand" or the "body laungage" that there is in face to face contact. There are just words.

With that being said, being able to write on your wall every second is kind of fun. I don't normally update my page more then twice a day but when I wasn't working it was a whole lot more! I'm not sure people really care about what I'm doing that much but if they didn't care then they wouldn't be my "friend" right? LOL

Now on to the most addicting part. The Games! Games are so addicting because they always have a goal and once you reach that goal they upgrade it so you get to play more. You spend real money on the games just so you can be at the same level or higher then the friends you are playing with. You post stuff on your wall that you need and your friends send what they can. It is quite fun to get into this with friends that you don't get to hang out with or see often. Also gives you something to talk about with those friends who are more distant.

So do you Facebook? What are your favorite parts? What don't you like? There are a million opinions out there and I'm just one of them!


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icountthetimes 5 years ago

I log in to Facebook a frankly embarrassing number of times each week. Almost all of my family and friends are on there, so I'd say that I'm pretty much locked in for good. I'm not 100% sold on the new Timeline feature though, as older posts seem kind of meaningless now, plus the layout is a bit more difficult to follow. I'm sure I'll get used to it though. It's not like I have a choice :).

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CassyLu1981 5 years ago from Spring Lake, NC Author

I really can't stand the new features either. Wish they would have left it alone! But just because it changes doesn't mean I'm going to stop using it. I love being able to talk to family and friends whenever I want to :) It's good to see I'm not the only one! Thanks for stopping by and the comment!

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truthfornow 5 years ago from New Orleans, LA

People are on Facebook all the time, including me. . . i like Facebook much better than Twitter because of all the stuff that seems to be going on and you can really see what others are up to by visiting their pages. Can I go a day without checking Facebook? I don't think so!

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CassyLu1981 5 years ago from Spring Lake, NC Author

LOL truthfornow - I actually make myself take a break for a day or two at least once a month. No checking, no updating my status, etc. Amazing how much life would be different withtout Facebook around!!! Thanks for the comment and the follow :)

Tiffany 5 years ago

I have a facebook to keep up with you and all the other family that is scatterd all over the place. And it's much easier to see pictures now instead of having to wait for them to be emailed. Especially since your photo's of the kids and such are always great.

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CassyLu1981 5 years ago from Spring Lake, NC Author

Thanks Tiffany. I'm glad the world wide web has improved so much since back in the day. I wouldn't know what anyone was up to if it wasn't for FB. Thanks for the comment and I'll be sure to keep the pictures coming :)

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Jaspals 5 years ago from India / Australia

Its most fun site that kills boredom.

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CassyLu1981 5 years ago from Spring Lake, NC Author

Jaspals - yes, it does kill boredom for sure :) Thanks for the comment!

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

I tried to hold off on Facebook for as long as possible but finally jumped in because everyone said it was necessary for my business. Now, I'm an addict, spending time there just to spend time. Voting this Up and Interesting.

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CassyLu1981 4 years ago from Spring Lake, NC Author

alocsin - Glad to hear you joined the rest of us :) Hopefully it is helping in your business endevors as well! Thanks so much for the comment and votes :)

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