Is there anything for which Facebook is good? I would say yes. It’s a great way to keep up relationships, contact people, see photos, and generally keep in touch.
But does the good outweigh the bad? I can’t count the times I’ve posted ill-thought-out statuses I wish I hadn’t… or at least I wish I had posted at a better time. But it’s too late… the damage is done… no going back. And whether it’s a personal situation I should have thought through before sharing with the world, an invitation that probably should have stayed exclusive, something that sparks a heated debate that must be monitored constantly – at 12 AM, or something I know will get me an exasperated talk by my mother, I am constantly wondering if the Facebook experience is something that, for me personally, should be scrapped for more creative and useful endeavors. *whew* That was a long sentence. 🙂
And that’s not even mentioning the missing-life problem – I couldn’t even come up with a way to count how many school assignments I forgot, how much Vitamin D I missed out on, how many friends’ calls I missed because I was sitting in the basement – on Facebook – with no cell service.
And you know what? I’m not the only one. It could be Farmville… it could be getting to see the grandkids or brothers or sisters who live miles or states away… or it could just be seeing who’s going to the football game tonight. But whatever it is, something seems to be holding a good chunk of the world hostage, in front of their computer screens.
What do you think?