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!