Don’t you just love social networking sites, like Facebook? Isn’t it wonderful to be able to be in touch with people you haven’t seen since high school, or college, or who you grew up with and haven’t seen or talked to in more than 19 years? Oh yes, it’s wonderful!!
Seriously, sometimes it is fun. Keeping up with friends and family who are far away is so much easier… but really, ALL those people on your friend list – really? How many of them do you talk to? How many of them do you really care what they are doing? Some of them never, ever even use FB, so what was the point? Others on that list you just wish would take a minute away from their computer and use the bathroom without telling us they are going to do it! You know what I mean, right? There’s someone on your friend list that just gets on your nerves, right?
I have a “friend” like that. Now, I have like several hundred friends on my friend list, so if you’re reading this and worrying that I’m talking about you – you can rest assured I’m not!! I wouldn’t even say this person is a friend but more of an aquantance really.
Every time this person updates their status I cringe… and it’s not that it’s bad or anything – actually lots of times its uplifting – it’s just that it seems to rub me the wrong way from this particular person.
That has set me to thinkin’ (boy that’s kinda red-neck isn’t it?!) How do my status updates affect others?
Really, do you ever think about that? I don’t. I just open up FB and type whatever is on my mind. In thinking about that – maybe that’s not such a great idea. Maybe I should filter it through “someone else’s” eyes. I think I need to think about it as if someone else were reading it.
Now, I’m not foolish enough to think that everyone who reads it will just love what I have to say (or even care for that matter!), but seriously – from now on, I’ll be thinking about what I am sharing with cyber world, before I post it.
Don’t you just love that we can share every single thought with the whole world? Why is it we feel the need to do that anyway?