I personally thank Facebook for being a great personality that I, and many people around, look up to.
Yes you read it right. Facebook has captivated our lives so much that we fail to realize how much time and how over involved we are in this virtual time machine (that takes all our time) that has been created by Mark Zuckerberg. As I love to observe people, I felt this was the perfect place to point out some really funny, interesting and serious observations. So we all know, it’s like you are either on Facebook or you never existed. So let’s start the show by throwing some light on the status updates of few of my good friends on Facebook. No offence if your status is featured up here and you happen to read it.
I start with my blunder where my boss said “Hey boy, I check Facebook to see if you have come to office.” And I used to pull my colleagues leg saying, “Have you send the PSR (Poke Status Report)?” instead of the DSR (Daily status Report).
On a lighter note, this one is incredible and says “Ice cream? Mangoes and fresh cream? Peanut butter and bourbon biscuits? What to have…hmm all three! *gluttony shall be my vice for the night* ” . This is my analysis on it; the guy cannot make his mind up as to what he should eat initially. Till after the question “what to have” and then decides to eat all three. Look into the real picture now, where he has made his decision but still has put up what “was” on his mind as his status. What we need to understand from this is how much we are captivated by Facebook.
A pretty young girl put up a status like “Psy scene Psy scene Lonely Trip.” Well obviously that girl was feeling lonely and left out. But how does putting it up on Facebook help in anyway?
Also one of my friends who went through a breakup put up a status like “Phew lucky to be alive, just missed the lorry by 2 inches.” Again I have no clue what the ‘lucky’ guy was thinking. Did he want his ex-girlfriend to like his status? Or did he want her to comment on it asking if everything is fine. Whatever it was, it was really thought provoking.
And I am ashamed to tell this, but I have put up a status that says “Everybody give muah muah muah to everybody.” Well it just happened out of boredom and again, yes, just had to update my status because something inside me makes me uncomfortable if i do not update it every day! Another instance was when I was having a conversation with one of my friends and I happened to ask her about another friend and she goes like “Oh we’re just having a very like – like relationship.”
I asked her to elaborate what a ‘like – like’ relationship was and she explains, “Well you know, I basically like what he puts up and he likes what I put up. But we never chat or message each other.” Wow! I imagined how many ‘like – like’ relationships I was on. Well the point is; Facebook is almost a character in our lives now, which we log on to as soon as we get a computer in front of us. Of course it is a social networking site that was used to keep in touch with our friends and build networks.
On the other hand, experiments have shown how adversely Facebook has affected the youth. It would be tough to believe when I say Facebook addiction can lead to depression. Well here’s my logic. When people tend to spend extensive hours on Facebook, they can come across the updates of their other friends who may be having a better time. It’s human to look, sound and appear good always. The same thing happens on Facebook where one fortunate guy uploads his ultra-cool pictures with his latest girlfriend and for all you know the average simple guy could be getting affected. Again it’s just my observations that I write about. Facebook is an amazing and a brilliant show. And if used the way it has to be, it can be profitable to both Mark and us. Having said that, I sign out. More to come. The journey continues.