Yay, overused meme as the title! I’m sorry about that, and it is probably not even true. For example, we have toilets and I don’t know, chairs with wheels on them. I’m not changing my sensationalist title because Facebook has absolutely changed the game when it comes to social media and giving people the ability to voice their opinions. Now I’m sure there have been a billion articles written about Facebook but this just has to do with my feed. So if ALL of your friends are from Fiji and or only care about a certain type of fish, then you may not understand the diversity that I see.
So I have a wide collection of “friends” and they are broken down into several categories:
Actual Friends: I know these people and are actually…uh…somewhat interested in the things they post or things they could invite me to. I’ve spent time with these people and can relate to them.
Family and “Actual Friends” Family: Free likes
Other people: This is everybody else. Includes people from high school, people from work, hot girls, people that have found you after house parties, These also can be broken down into people who:
- post funny things
- post controversial things
- post popular or news stuff
- only have opinions
This may sound a little harsh but if your posting on my feed doesn’t benefit me at all, then you’re gone. In all honesty though, I’ve actually only deleted like three people. I have kept people purely because I am nosy and want to see what is happening in their lives. You should also know that I keep people as friends even if their opinions are misinformed and complete opposite of mine.
The reason that Facebook is so great is because it gives people a place to talk; a person can be as bold, silly, hateful, or dumb as they want. They can then be immediately judged on what they say by others that are just as free as the poster. This site lets you know what popular thoughts are or tell you that this person has pretty stupid friends. The fact that you choose everyday what you see is incredible. “Oh, I hate that you like beer and broccoli dipped in molasses” Don’t just complain about it to all your friends…DELETE THEM. There is no reason to be complaining about what others are posting when you don’t have to see them.
The thing that I’ve noticed even more recently is that Facebook is just a cesspool of reposted memes and videos. Also there is always something happening in the world that demands to take over our newsfeeds but then eventually dies. Buzzfeed was/is EVERYWHERE (trying to modify this word in every way to prove a point). Kony, those red equal signs, the Harlem shake, Ice bucket challenges, Michael Brown are all examples of things that have and will eventually go away. Whether you are participating in these fads, against them or even better the people against the people that are against the fads (I’ll give you a moment), it all passes.
In the midst of all of this, there is that one guy posting hilarious content, someone posting a music video they loved, a girl announcing that she is in a relationship, and your grandma leaving totally unrelated comments on your statuses. I’m on Facebook all the time and sure I have a very strict set of personal rules that I follow but please friends, continue to do what you do, I need all of it.
I love Facebook.
What a great time to be alive.