It is safe to say that the majority of the population is on Facebook. We use Facebook everyday to connect with our friends, family, colleagues, and co-workers. Are we really “connecting” with people that we choose to have in our network on Facebook? I want you to really think about this, how many of your claimed “friends” do the following on Facebook:
1) Respond to your posts
2) Like or comment on your status or pictures
3) Actually engage with you
Something to think about. If Facebook did not remind us it was someone’s birthday, would we wish them a happy birthday, let alone remember when their birthday was? Mind blown, I know! Now I am certainly not pointing fingers because I am guilty of this also.
I have almost 600 friends, and I may engage daily with maybe 30 of them regularly. I even have Facebook friends who honestly, I do not even really like. Shame. I know. It is a low down dirty shame. Why do I keep these people as friends? Why do I have friends that I do not associate with anymore for whatever reason in my friends list?
Is Facebook turning us into a voyueristic society where we just want to watch instead of participate? Do we really just want to spy and keep a watchful eye on other people’s lives for the sake of wasting time? I could ask a million questions, and I am sure everyone has their reasons.
This leads me to another point. If you choose to end a friendship or relationship, what is the point in keeping them on your friends list? If I end a relationship or friendship, you go bye bye. Then there are those who keep them but block them. Isn’t that the equivalent to delete?
I will admit, I am a fake friend at times, and I need to do some list “cleaning.”
What are your thoughts? Are you guilty?