Social media has taken the world by storm. It has encompassed our every day lives and for some they are like Linus in Charlie Brown and they “need” that blanket. However, do you think there is truth to the theory that the more time you spend on Facebook, the more you think that others have happier lives compared to your own?
The responses to this question have varied but I found them very interesting and wanted to share a few of them with you. One reader responded by saying:
“I left Facebook because it was driving me crazy. The software was awful, there was zero interaction, and I was sick of game requests. I don’t know that I have a happier life, but I do dislike Facebook.“
This poses the question, is Facebook becoming obsolete in today’s social media stratosphere? People are complaining about the constant changes that Facebook is making. Not to mention that for those who don’t use Facebook to play games, the game requests can get overwhelming.
Another reader responded by saying:
“It’s a little plastic over on Facebook. I found there were a lot of very unhappy people on Facebook trying to make everyone think they were happy.“
How you do you feel about this statement? Do you feel that Facebook is an outlet for people to make themselves look better than what they are or pretend to be happy when they really aren’t? Even if they are pretending does it really matter?
For those who are in the public eye, is Facebook getting away from really making those connections with your audience? One reader thought so and stated:
” I do find that it is much easier to be myself on G+. The majority of my friends on FB I don’t even know, as they added me because I was in the public eye. Here I can pick the people that either 1) I agree with and appreciate, or 2) at least find interesting despite their beliefs and opinions. I’ve hidden so many feeds on FB, I’m surprised the window even scrolls anymore.“
So the question still stands, is Facebook beginning to become obsolete? Let me know your thoughts?
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