Saturday, February 12, 2011

My Top 10 Reasons Why You Should or Shouldn't Leave facebook (Part 2)

This list is in no particular order and was NOT stolen from another individual. Copyright Infringement will not be tolerated and all property goes to Steven Chung....AH SCREW IT! I don't what you want. :) 

- Blog #18: Well, here we are. In my last blog, I wrote about the reasons why internet socialites should keep their facebook accounts. Now, it's time to break some hearts. Why should you "book it" from facebook? Excuse the pun. There's a lot of reasons. Which ones do I find more crucial? This is Part 2 of my "Opposites Attract" list for facebook decisions. Here we go...

Leave facebook!

1. Your Privacy May Be at Risk - This reason goes for any social-networking site or anything that's internet-related. It's true what people say. If you put something up on the internet, it will stay there. You have the ability to hide something that you put on your facebook, but that doesn't mean that someone didn't or won't see it. This is because, let's face it, stalkers/hackers do exist. So, here's a few things that you shouldn't do. A list inside a list: try not to write derogatory things on your statuses, don't cyber-bully, don't post pictures that reflect negatively on yourself (the work force is watching), don't post a status to bad-mouth your company (lest it lead you to your unemployment, because that very well could happens), don't post where you are, don't post where you might be going, and DON'T HACK! I read something a while ago that states that some of your personal information isn't safe to put up either, like your birthday or even where you live. It's apparently possible that hackers can access your information to steal your social security number and steal your identity. So, if you're like me and you have these things, be on guard. If any sign of a virus appears, delete your account.

2. "facebook drama" - One reason why people have already left facebook is because of all the unnecessary drama on the network. I don't even remember how many times I've talked about this in my past blogs. It's uncontrollable and it can't be stopped. People are going to find a way to complain about everything now. It's somewhat like what I'm doing right now. Relationships, school, life, politics, a simple photo or status that someone posted, the ridiculous sh!t that people come up with like..."this gurl is a b!tch!!", "WHY DIDN'T (name insert) SAY HI TO ME!? :'(", "where's the love, yo!?", "FML!", "IMMA TEAR HIM UP!", "Best friends for life! <3", "texttttt meeee", "omg...i love justin bieber and the jonas brothers.", "Dear (so-and-so)....(long paragraph on how I love you)", "You are wrong. Obama didn't enforce anything. We had no clue about the Egyptian president stepping down", "JERSEY SHORE, B!TCH!!!".....ARGHHHHHHHHH! It's enough to give anyone a headache! Don't get me wrong. I write dramatic statuses sometimes too, but at least I have that genuine mix on things that actually have meaning. No offense to a few of you facebook people, but some of you overreact way too much. You know how people start facebook fights and you reached the point where somebody says, "Why don't you just say that to my face!?" Well, I admit it's much easier to say things online. It comes naturally to some. The best thing to do is to just ignore that person or group. The only person you should look out for is yourself. Don't concern yourself too much with others in the outside world. The people that matter to you are the ones that raised you. Your family and yourself. That's it.

3. The Network Malfunctions - There are some days where facebook doesn't even work properly at all. First of all, the chat feature has much to be desired. I hardly even touch the "Chat" icon. It's only to ask someone an important question or I just feel like saying hi to someone I haven't seen or talked to in a while. The problem resides with the fact that it doesn't always work. Plain and simple. Online-Offline-Online-Offline...suicide just waiting to happen. Other problems with facebook include the constant apps. that NEVER work. These apps. hardly ever work. I'd say that 99.9% of these things are not even close to accurate at all. The fact that people don't realize that this is false advertising is sad. The fact that you may have attempted to try an app. is sad. You're being set up to a scam. Then, there are other problems where you can't view certain things or download certain things. Photos, videos, etc. I don't think it helps anybody that facebook constantly changes its layout and confuses the hell out of everyone. Some days, there is even a delay in the time scheduling on the "News Feed." So, you're not getting all the good, new stuff! Darn.....if any of the above information bothers you to an extent of blowing your brains out, then you should probably leave for your own benefit.

4. It Gets Monotonous - It all comes right down to the question, "Why am I still online, even though nothing is going on?" We're on because we enjoy the thrill of seeing a red bubbled "1 (or another number)" on the top of our screen. We want to know what everyone is doing, every second of the day. You know how people sometimes say that nobody cares about what you're doing on facebook? That's a lie. We all want to know you're doing. Let's not repress it. You're only being a hypocrite, if you claim you don't do something that somebody else does and you do it anyway for yourself. In actuality, there's hardly anything to do on facebook. There may be a few games and other app. things that may be worthwhile to do, but besides the idea of socialism...what else is there? This website is here to cause distractions for anyone willing to get away from the outside world.

5. Go Outside and Enjoy Life! - Be merry! Go be in the fresh air that God brings! You should go outside and jump rope or hop on scotch! You're not getting too far in life, if ALL you're doing is having your face put in front of the computer screen. This is the main reason why I want to get rid of my facebook. I'm on it all the time and I'm not sure as to why I even bother. I don't see much of a point to using facebook anymore and I want to leave as soon as I find a way to keep all of my photos/videos. Besides, I'm one of those people who actually wants to go someplace in life. Be successful and all that junk. Unfortunately, facebook does not really help the situation. I'd rather be doing something else with my future, and yet I can't get off this damn site! It's just not the same as "Blogger", where I'm practicing my critiquing and literacy skills. I'm thinking my page might be gone when I'm in college or when I'm leaving college. Oh cause so much dismay and pleasure at the same time.                   

- Done.                    

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