Facebook – private thoughts in a public world.
So, as we all know, Facebook is not only a place to keep in touch with friends, but also a place to waste countless hours that you use to study, work or even watch TV. Furthermore, it’s the best place to keep tabs on people you were friends with for a month in the 9th grade, met one time at party in college or even the occasional person you can’t put a finger on how you met or where they are from, but you still keep them on your friends list because they post a lot of pictures or are generally not too annoying.
Anyways…I think one of the best things about Facebook is the overabundance of information…and moreover the shocking confessions that people reveal. Some people like to write cryptic status updates, others use quotes from movies, or more popularly songs, and the boldest of this group just come out and say whatever it is that is bothering them or on their mind. Regardless as to their revelation method, the point gets across just the same…and if it’s not completely clear by one status update, generally, its fairly easy to figure out but looking back on prior status updates, checking out pictures or talking to someone who knows someone else.
I’m going to lay out on the table here that I’m totally for this raw feed of emotion. Quite frankly, it entertains me and many times gives me something to talk about with my friends over a few drinks. People may deny feeling this way, but they are only lying to themselves. What I think is hilarious about this whole situation is that these same people who are constantly updating their status with every detail of their life occasionally have what I like to call “The Break Down”. The Break Down happens after the particular person realizes that people are talking about them and the result of The Break Down is usually a status like “why can’t people just mind their own business” or “everyone should just worry about themselves”. These people post this as though they did not openly share their lives with everyone else. Some of these characters really have a lot going on and in my opinion should have saved it for their autobiography instead of giving it all away for free, ya know what I mean?