Yesterday day I was surprised by the interest in my post which asked: Is Facebook destroying Relationships.
So while the subject is fresh in my head have you by any chance noticed yourself feeling less friendly toward Facebook lately?
If so, you’re not alone.
Facebook knows practically everything about me.
Its facial-recognition software is so good, it recognizes me in photos.
The more Facebook feels like a big stage, the less inviting it becomes.
You’ve probably noticed how the “friends” who show up in your News Feed most often aren’t the ones whose lives you’re most interested in but simply the ones who have a lot to say.
Now that Facebook is an enormous, everyday part of our existence on this rocky sphere, I think we have to ask if its growth is making us happy or encouraging us to do things that make us, ultimately, not happy.
So let’s see if Facebook takes any notice of what is wrong by compiling a list to see if ultimately, Facebook doesn’t care what kind of content gets shared or who’s sharing it, as long as it’s able to capture an ever-larger share of its users’ attention minutes.
There’s no question that Facebook is changed our lives.
It has ingrained itself into the daily lives of digital-age users in a way that is affecting all of us. When Facebook was founded in 2004, it began with a seemingly innocuous mission: to connect friends. Some seven years and 800 million users later, the social network has taken over most aspects of our personal and professional lives, and is fast becoming the dominant communication platform of the future.
As with any new (or newly discovered) technology, the impact of the end product is largely in the hands of the user. We are, after all, only human — with all the joy and sadness, decency and ugliness that that entails.
But here are some of the things I dont like.
I am sure that sooner or later, each Facebook user has occasion to ask the same questions.
Which is not to say it’s all “likes” and “shares” and happy kid pics, wedding announcements? Thing of the past. Birth announcement?
Just as ordinary users once got the unpleasant sense that Facebook was becoming a venue for professionally produced corporate content.
I don’t like their timeline.
I don’t like that Facebook is fundamentally positive, with no dislike button.