Came across this Mark Zuckerberg's shutting down Facebook news. The first thing that came to my mind was " Oh no what am I going to do without Facebook?" And when I started thinking, yes thinking, what the big deal about Facebook was, I realised I'll be one of the few who is not so heart-broken. Yes, I'm addicted to Facebook, waste plenty of my quality time on it. There was one 16 year old kid who'd commented " Everyday, I spend about 10 hours on Facebook. What would i do with all that free time now?" My reply would be, "May be try growing up in your free time". It has become an obsession for so many like me. Though I made a few really good friends on Facebook, I think I'd've made many more of them if I were interacting with people for real. I personally feel that with every random friend we make on Facebook we get more lonely.
What life was and what Facebook has made it into?
When someone's in a distress we used to feel sorry for them, now we 'like' when someone's sad.
When someone gets a girlfriend/boyfriend they used to TELL people, now they update their relationship status.
We used to make friends, no we are making fraands.
"How are you" used to make sense, now its plain nonsense.
Personally, I love those 2900 plus pages that I've 'liked', still its creepy.
Relationships break because some boy/girl scribbles something-that-is-not-to-be-expressed-in-public on your wall.
One used to feel happy when people remembered your birthday, now even genuine wishes have become meaningless because you think Facebook notified them.
When people slapped you cried, now you 'like' it or worse, others 'like' it.
Half the number of people who were interested in Farmville actually know nothing about farms.
Parents used to talk to kids, now they 'chat'.
If one had updated his status as much as he did with his Facebook account in real life he'd be the most respected man in town.
When you see people being bullied on Facebook forums, its plain sad.
One wouldn't even smile at strangers, now he adds random people because they both 'like' the same brand of toilet paper.
There used to be genuine fans for people, now there are more fan pages than fans.
I'd love hugs but sadly they don't exist offline.
Patriotism was a feeling of the heart, now the more one hates others the greater patriot he is.
Saying 'fuck you' is easy, being on the other end is hard.
Creativity existed, now Plagiarism is the new creativity.
You made friends, now you request people to be your friend.
You used to quote people, now you imitate people.
Those and so many, Facebook had played its part in changing people forever. This reminds me of a couple of fan pages, yes Facebook effect,
Facebook is the only place where you are allowed to write on walls and poke people.
If Facebook was ever shut down, people would be walking the streets poking strangers and writing on walls.
Now, we'll know if that's the case if the shutting down of Facebook is not some sort of hoax.
Get real. Get a life.