Fakebook





Facebook has been a thorn in my side for a long time. Yet, I continued to stay giving the excuse that all my out of state family and friends are on there. How would I live without Facebook in my life? 

Facebook is a tool - it can be used for many uses. To keep up with family and friends - to have a limitless amount of photo storage that is free. Access to local event calendars and local Government agencies with their daily posts. It's a good place to get all your news depending on which news you are following. There are many pluses with Facebook, I admit. But in the last few years, I have noticed the people there, are just not nice. If you make comments on a page or a group, you get pounced on - everybody wants to argue and fight and call you out. 

I had a cousin, who doesn't know my son - never met him and really didn't care to know him, yet friended him on Facebook - only to cyberbully him and his thoughts - she joined the same groups, only to harass him - she argued with him and called him names. He actually thought it was funny because he loves to argue and piss people off but for me, I thought it was crazy. So I unfriended her and the rest of my cousins, who REALLY, the only thing we have ever had in common was our grandparents. I never grew up with them - I didn't know them and they didn't know me. Why keep up with people I don't even know and have shown no signs of wanting to really know me?  

Same with high school friends. I mean, where was my head when I accepted high school "friends" on my Facebook? These particular ladies were the popular/cheerleader types that were bullies. The mean girls. They made my years in high school a living hell. I even slit my wrists when I was a sophomore because I couldn't handle the bullying and back then, it was, "suck it up." type of mentality. I soon, noticed, NOTHING HAD CHANGED with these mean women. They were still catty, and gossipy. So I did a major purge and only kept 1 friend who I had known since the 6th grade. She was bullied, too. 

When I think of how long I have been on Facebook (since August 2008) I am shocked and kinda embarrassed. Think of all the wasted time I spent there. In the last few years, many friends have left and it hasn't been as much fun as it was in those early years. 

I never knew how entrenched Facebook was in my life. Today is Day 5. I'm okay. I do miss my friends who decided to stay. They message me now and then. One plus I am noticing is I am sleeping better at night, and I feel more at peace and that's saying something with all that is going on in the country right now. 




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Comments

  1. yep. That's all I can say...I was doing great until a couple of days ago when a professor posted a comment on something I had written ...totally lambasting me...anyways...I will never allow that to happen again.

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  2. Good for you! I rarely use Facebook anymore but do have a nice bunch of people that I share photos and funnies with occasionally.

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  3. I am on Facebook but I don't spend much time on it just a few mins each morning but can go days without checking it out.

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  4. It's amazes me when people I've known in the past who bullied me and have been cruel will attempt to Friend me.

    Love,
    Janie

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  5. I never had a Facebook account. And I recently deleted my Twitter account which I only started because the newspaper that carried my blog ages ago insisted. I think people ask everyone to friend them so they can brag about how many 'friends ' they have. Even one of the politicians I constantly criticized asked me to like her on Facebook. Really? If someone wants to know what I am doing, they can call me, read my infrequent blog posts, or send me an email.

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