Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Facebook is like a worn out sit-com
However, I see facebook as a sit-com or drama depending on the day and posts by your 'friends'. A sit-com is great at first. You get to know the characters and their story lines. You like to keep up with their lives. There is laughter, crying, situations, anger and more. Then the more years the sit-com is on, it becomes old, tired, and redundant. After years and years of this comedy you may start to wonder when the heck this dated, trying to hard, overly ridiculous story line will just give up and call it good. I wonder the same thing about facebook. I wonder why other people's lives fascinate us. I wonder why we care what you bought at the store. I wonder why people try to outshine each other. Maybe I am guilty of this from time to time on facebook--but no longer.
Don't get me wrong, there are great things about facebook---new baby photos, wedding photos, life changing news, giving congratulations, wishing happy birthday. There is good in this enigma.
With the good also comes the less desirable... I don't want to hear about your child's bowel movements, what you bought at the store, links to every little video you watch, to see that you 'like' a page about boobs (seriously!) and in my news feed is a picture of a woman's breasts, rants because you are outraged at someone, etc. I could go on and on. I'm all for freedom of speech...but I'm also all for common sense that should go along with free speech.
For me personally, facebook is going the way of "Friends", "Cheers", "Mash"...some of the great ones. The story lines were great for awhile. There were ups and downs but the time came for those shows when going on even longer would have just made the shows lackluster, lame, and boring.
So facebook---you are boring me. I find you lackluster. You are becoming lame. There are just some things I don't want to know about everyone. I'd like some mystery in my life. Being an open book is not always good.
Posted by Jennifer Bergman