Facebook has done a wonderful job of
creating an application that feeds into human’s need for personal recognition
and a feeling of awareness about others around then, and not much more.
In the past week 14 people have asked
me why I no longer post as much as I used to, and after thinking and thinking I
realised that asides from my total disillusionment, it had become a right bore.
Mind you, this has nothing to do with Facebook itself... although I call it 'facebook
I think users on Facebook tend to try
to make Facebook an extension of their internal Confidos, and other than that,
just try to share boring life details or thoughts in an attention power grab.
I’m guilty of it and so are you. After
you read this, you should be cured.
Watching your friends and acquaintances
on Facebook is a bit like watching a long-form documentary about Farming. While
you don’t know all of the specifics and details about either, you can kind of
figure how it all goes down.
The details you learn about your friends’
ideas, lives and events are not surprising:
·Clever people say clever things
·Dumb people say dumb things
·Hip people go to hip events
·Boring people’s lives are boring
·Good looking people take nice photos
·Rich people do and own expensive
·Fat people eat a lot
On Facebook you’re
only as good as your last status update and if you post at non-peak hours
nobody might even see it, this I cannot abide.