Life: Facebook

8/13/2011 07:12:00 AM Ashley 0 Comments

Nowadays pretty much everyone and their dog (hello DogBook) has Facebook, myself included. I first joined back in the day, when I felt that it was a good way to keep in contact with friends, and while it still can be used for that, it's grown into something more. Instead of keeping up with friends, I feel that it's slowly making friendship lazier. With all of your personal information, status updates and photos in one space, it's very easy for someone to learn a lot about you...without really having to talk to you. Instead of being endearing that someone looked through your profile, it's gotten creepier and creepier. Conversations start with "I saw you posted..." more and more.

All of this has lead me to realize that I am stuck in a vicious cycle. I am feeding this monster, which in turn is leaving me feeling more and more detached from people. I for one am tired of it and ready for a change. I want to be able to meet a friend and talk for hours, never once bringing up Facebook. I want to not feel the urge to update every. little. thing I do. So, I am challenging myself to step away from Facebook. Maybe one day I'll even be able to delete it fully.

This will be interesting seeing as it's such a huge part of our culture, but I am up for the challenge.