Facebook exploded onto the world wide web only a few years ago and now most everyone you know is on it and is either your “friend” or wants to be your “friend.” It even seems like nowadays that if something you did or a party you attended doesn’t end up on the site than it didn’t really exist. The site has changed the social aspect to such a degree that people don’t even have to talk anymore to find out what their friends are doing. But the site has serious annoyances beyond just the navel-gazing and self-absorbed nature of its users. Some people are so obsessed with the site that their life has changed to the extreme and need to recognize the signs of Facebook obsession.
Here are 10 reasons why Facebook is annoying and 10 signs to look for when you should seriously consider getting off the site.
Facebook is annoying because:
10) Everyone on the site thinks they are so important and interesting.
9) Unless you’re on the site you seem to miss out on what’s happening with your friends.
8) It showcases the navel-gazing of the twenty-something generation to the point where even in regular conversations they seem to be only able talk about themselves.
7) It’s become a verb.
6) Your parents can now monitor everything you do.
5) Your boss and other work colleagues can now monitor everything you do.
4) It makes you wonder how you ever managed to socialize without it.
3) You have to think hard about what witty “updates” to post even though you’re just sitting at the computer.
2) It’s had a bunch of well-noted privacy breaches.
1) How can a non-college graduate create a site that is now valued at billions of dollars?
You need to seriously get off the site if:
10) You always log onto Facebook first thing in the morning to stalk check up on what your friends are up to.
9) You’ve looked up all your ex-boyfriends/ex-girlfriends and the people that they dated after you, just to make sure you’re better-looking or more successful than they are.
8) Every time you go out, instead of actually socializing, you concentrate on taking pictures just so you can upload them onto the site when you get home.
7) You don’t need to tell anyone you broke up with so-and-so you just change your “status.”
6) Some of your “friends” consist of people from first grade, summer camp and your one-week job stint at McDonald’s.
5) Your day is made when you start a photo or update comment dialogue.
4) You spend more time scrolling around Facebook checking up on people than you do at your real job.
3) You take a long time to compose a casual-sounding update.
2) You measure your self-worth by how many comments you get on each update or photo you post.
1) You don’t even talk to your friends or family anymore – you just read their “updates.”