I got back on Facebook yesterday.
Here’s a sampling of the things I saw in the first 24 hours back: a copy of someone’s parking ticket, what someone had for dinner, someone’s melodramatic amateur model shots, how someone likes someone else’s status about her grandmother, pregnant people, how someone wants to watch a certain movie, moderately comical memes, a video of the “best” beatboxer, someone’s baby picture from 20 years ago, what someone had for dessert, what someone thinks is the worst tattoo in the world, and the list goes on…
Without being too judgmental or cynical I have to ask: are literally over a billion people truly entertained by such things? Is that the best we can do to entertain ourselves, build community, and communicate? I realize a statement like that is commensurate with my denouncement of Harry Potter during college but that’s okay. While off Facebook I spent the last 3 months reading about 12 different books, playing frisbee, doing research, writing, biking, and spending time with people. That’s the way I like to spend my time. I may be isolating myself a little but it’s worth it. Until I have a legitimate reason to get back on Facebook, I’m off again. Sorry! I love you all!