|Originally posted by Vivid Boy |
Ive been thinking about deleting it as well. It has nothing to do with it being a distraction it has to do with the fact i dont really care for people knowing much about me. I keep my info to the bare minimum as is but still I dont want people even knowing I am on a computer when I am.
Plus facebook has gotten shit as I have gotten older. facebook used to be awesome because girls used to post slutty club photos and bikini pics. not anymore. All I see is baby pics and disinformed articles on political issues. Facebook is a bit of a propaganda machine and at this point in my life when I have realized 90% of what is reported to us through media and now "wanna be journalist blogs" have 0 fact behind them, I could give a fuck what some "journalist" writes from his mom's bedroom.
Fuck it. I'd rather see people when I see people and keep it to small talk.
What keeps me there is the attention I receive from my funny status updates. I'm a sucker for making people laugh and facebook allows me to reach an audience I usually don't get to be a fool in front of.
I also don't care for anyone knowing what I'm doing. Add that to the fact that with the job I want, I REALLY don't want people having an "easy way" to access my information. It's definitely cached on the Internet, especially with the fact that my DJ alias is plastered all over Google searches, but that's just something I'll have to deal with. I'll just have to spin (lol pun) the fact that I was a DJ and played at parties where illicit substances might have been consumed, in a positive manner. Hell even being a member and posting on this forum could be seen as "dangerous". Don't ask me how I plan to do that I haven't gotten that far yet
I usually only posted to feed my cathartic self. It helped me just posting links to music I liked and shit because it sort of self-validated myself and allowed me to publish my feelings. I think of Facebook as one of those written diaries people used to keep; except you know, it's made public and is cached on the Internet. Now though, I don't really need that, because honestly not one person on there really gave a shit, and I don't blame them. They all have their own shit going on in their lives. It was only MYSELF I was helping. I think turning to a journal is a good idea for me at this point haha.
I have emails for the friends I made overseas, and I think that's for the better. I mean when my friend and I meet up in Chicago (he was my flatmate in England), we're going to have so much to talk about and shenanigans to pull because we haven't really caught up in a while. It's going to be a much more fulfilling experience because we didn't message each other every hour.
I think the fact you grew up, along with the friends on your Facebook, outlines why most are past that "slutty club photos and bikini pics" kinda stuff. They all now need a medium to validate the joy and happiness they are feeling with their baby pics, because they aren't in the young demographic anymore, you know? Instead of bookclub get-togethers and spin classes they post their political thoughts online, engage in heated debates and share how much they love/hate/cheat on their SO through online mediums.
On the flip-side of the coin, FB allows for instant communication with friends that might have moved away or moved on and is an invaluable tool in that respect. I just think the amount of time I've used FB for the plus-sides of it barely even comes close to the amount of times I've used it for cathartic and inane reasons.