Sunday, April 26, 2009
Now following on from yesterdays post, I have been having some thoughts with regards Facebook.
I know I have mentioned this before but it kind of bugs me! Of recent months I have seen all sorts of unhealthy stuff on facebook it really has become ridiculous. People using facebook to have a pop at each other people is one of the most immature uses of the internet I have ever seen. Also the whole aspect of displaying their emotions for the world to see!! I don't know, is it any different from a blog in that aspect? I often post my emotional turmoils on here. Still I don't feel comfortable with it, but I could be being hypocritical.
Friends that are acquaintances, people you meet in conferences, other people you don't even know! all that sort of thing, is it good? I know you can say No to friend requests but then that becomes a whole challenge to the ego!!!! Maybe they should limit it to 200 friends or maybe I should limit myself to 200 friends......
The one aspect I have really enjoyed is that a lot of my old school friends have got in touch and also loads of the workers from Ibiza have been in touch, so I can see the benefits.
I guess the photographs are also good, it's nice to see what people are up to.
The apps also bug me, so I just say no to them.
Are we becoming internet stalkers, is our time being drained by watching each other pass our lives away on facebook or blogs? Have we become almost like cyber tourists in a world of images and mundane reflections, do we just watch other peoples lives pass by without actually being involved in them?
I'm conflicted! I enjoy watching and I enjoy having an internet presence but I want to be near people, to talk face to face, to drink with them, to hug them (well not all the time) to be physically present in sharing life rather than just an observer.....
American Baseball Player Jackie Robinson said "Life is not a spectator sport. If you're going to spend your whole life in the grandstand just watching what goes on, in my opinion you're wasting your life."