Now, let me start off by saying that this is not a post aimed at anyone in particular. It is mainly my opinion and doesn’t reflect the views of anyone else. If you do become offended for any reason please leave me a comment and I will be happy to answer any queries you have about the post. Thanks, J x
First, there was MSN, then there was Bebo… now? We have Facebook. Everyone it seems nowadays has a facebook account.
When it first began, from what I know, Facebook was a platform for university students to keep in contact with each other about coursework, exams, etc. First at Harvard, where the original programmers where attending, then in the Ivy League schools and then gradually it went worldwide; letting anyone that claimed to be over the age of 13 years to join and become a member. Today, it is one of, if not the top social media site in the world. It is a site that you can find out information about anything. Whether it be what time a shop opens or what to do if you crash your car. If needed, you can find someone to build you a shed, wallpaper your walls or even fix your toilet. It’s a site that has become the main way to advertise your business in your local area.
I feel, nevertheless, that although you can do all these things with it, the main reason people are using it is to find out the gossip about what is happening in their area. In my own opinion, it appears that Facebook is there only to satisfy the nosiness of people, who don’t actually want anyone to know they’re being nosy. I’m not saying that I have never done this myself because I have. I will be the first to admit that I am prone to a good nosey to see what people from my past are up to. Whether they’re married, have kids, etc. I, however, think using it to find out what ‘wee Susie’ down the road had for dinner that night is a little over the top.
However, if it wasn’t for people posting up every little thing about their lives, others wouldn’t have the chance to be nosey. If you ask any individual what is there biggest peeve about the social site, the posts that people are putting up would be it. It seems to be a stage for individuals to parade their life around. Claiming that their’s is better than anyone else’s when in fact it isn’t. It is a way for people to glamorise something that really isn’t glamorous at all. I don’t mind people posting every so often about what they had for dinner, but when they post up every breakfast lunch and dinner, this is when I get annoyed. Also when someone is constantly putting up posts, complaining about something, but don’t actually do anything about it, and then complain that nothing has changed. And then there are people who post things just to get a reaction from others; these are the posts that really annoy me.
To finish up, some people may think I’m a bit of a hypocrite when basically, I’m on here posting about my life and complaining about things. The only difference being that I am not going to be going on and on, saying the same things over and over and over again. My aim for writing these posts is to say whatever is I’m saying and then move on to something else. I may overlap a few things here and there but that is only to be expected.