Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Really Facebook? Good for YOU!
So I (along with millions of others) jumped over from Myspace to Facebook. Ahhhh... Facebook. How boring IS Facebook? I mean besides the things a lot of my friends post, it's pretty freakin' boring. I know more about some of the people on my friend's list lives on Facebook that I really care to know. It's drama central and I hate to admit that I do get a kick out of it, but I do. Why people air their dirty laundry on Facebook is beyond me. I love seeing those posts though for no other reason than it makes me realize that no matter how bad I may think my life is, it really could be worse. And I'm a pessimist. I believe there is something positive in every situation no matter how bad it is but my reaction to some of the posts I see is "Damn. I'm so glad that's NOT me."
Maybe the new changes that Facebook is initiating very soon will be good for some people. Having a timeline of your life right there for you (and the world) to see all at once will be a wake up call for some people. Who knows for sure. If it weren't for blogging and being used to going back to look and see how far forward we have come, I'm not sure I would like seeing years of posts all at my fingertips. Let's see... on January 1, 2009 I was pissed because... on March 3, 2009 I bitched about... on November 22, 2010 I was mad at... I think you get what I'm getting at here.
I guess Facebook can be boring for the most part. Well, unless your friends are as colorful and amusing as mine. I honestly can't wait for the timeline to kick in to see what is posted once people have given in to their curiosity and read all of their previous posts from previous years up until now.
Originally I thought that Facebook was feeding people's narcissistic tendencies with their addition of the timeline. Then I realized, maybe they are trying to show some of us something. To actually make your life worth sharing, sometimes you may have to get one. With timeline, you'll really know exactly where you stand, no questions asked because it's there in blue, black and white.
Yikes! That might be a bit scary for some of us. For others, not so much. :)
I'll be one of the first to say it... Thank you Facebook for this eye opening opportunity. I for one can't wait to see my timeline all laid out. How about you?
PS: I actually like the non-drama filled posts a lot more than the others. They don't make me laugh but they do make me smile. Some of my Facebook friends really do lead interesting lives and share some exceptionally happy, wonderful moments. :)