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Too Many Faces

  • Date Submitted: 05/18/2011 01:48 PM
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In today's society it’s become so damn important to share everything with everyone. The Internet has made all the arrangements for us to update the world about what we are doing, and we are all slaves to Facebook, Twitter and various online communities.

Facebook is undoubtedly the most popular of the internet's meeting point, and the book is probably more read than both the Bible and the IKEA catalog. It is a habit or bad habit if you want, to check this page several times a day, but I honestly do not understand why. I log on, check my friends' status updates, but I really do not care what they are doing. Obviously I have no problems with titling a guy I've met twice as a friend.   Uncritically I embrace the public, and I do it with a smile on my face. People I detest, and who despise me, are requesting friendship. Facebook has grown to be an acquaintance control, and a contest about who knows the most.

The major logical flaw in Facebook is that people like everything. Any status update will be liked by dozens of teenagers, and a few middle-aged women that have managed to sign up. If you tell the world you have the flu or have been infected by the plague, it smiles back and says it is great that your dying. Facebook is always very cynical. The exception is if you're a teen girl and have updated their profile photo. Then the messages will flow and tell you how nice and sweet you are, and the teenage girl is playing flattered and modest. She replies that it is not she who is the cute in that particular comment box, and a heart and smiley face war is held over the next few minutes. This is to be more creative with the keyboard, and draw the most under-refundable all faces with signs and letters. I have yet to experience such a thing with my profile picture. Strange, but fair enough.

Selectivity is a virtue. For Facebook to function optimally, I think we should get a little more selective. Not only when it comes down to what people you mention as friends, but...

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