While I have twitter and instragram I’ve barely ever used them. I’m not on snapchat or anything else. I reluctantly use Facebook although I’m trying to use it less and less. Sadly since I’m part of community groups as well as run a forum I’m somewhat stuck with Facebook. Forums though, I have a few I’m active in and lots that I’m registered in and use when needed.
But to your question, I hate Facebook, it’s such a transient medium with everything sort of lost to the ether a week after it’s posted, but the most destructive part I find about Facebook is the way it makes people feel “connected” when they really are anything but. I mean it’s great to see photos of those friends and family from across the state/country/globe who you really wouldn’t otherwise see, the problem is when those posts start to replace actual interaction.
We are all busy with our own lives, and when we see photos, comments etc of friends it’s very easy to confuse knowing what they are up to with actual interaction. ie you’ve seen photos of the new child, new car seat, new car, that broken light fitting, the dead dog and the plans for a holiday… you’ve “liked” them all too… but when was the last time you actually spoke to that person? shared a meal/drink?
I hate the time sap these things are where you can lose yourself for hours at a time looking at pictures, videos and posts from other people before realising maybe you should get off the lounge.
The irony is not lost posting these sorts of things online, but for some reason I think forums are better, although maybe that’s because they are a more targetted hobby thing rather than random shit… I mean you wont believe reason #3 for not using Facebook… just click here!