FACEBOOK USERS BORED WITH RUBBISH FRIENDS POST – According to a recent study nearly four out of ten Brits are bored to death with the utter drivel their friends post on Facebook.
It was in September 2013 that reports were published that suggested nearly 11 million UK Facebook users had abandoned or deleted their accounts due to the continuous rubbish they were subjected to by friends.
The question is do we really need another ‘selfie’ or a photograph of what you are eating? Those holiday snaps are fine but even these can be more than a little embarrassing – seeing friends in compromising situations, especially after a heavy night out is not something most of us really want to know about.
Some Facebook users are now asking their friends to ‘keep it real’; in other words the colour of your underwear or what you are doing every minute of the day simply isn’t breaking news and should be kept to yourself.
I have to admit I’m not a fan of Facebook; I use it primarily to post articles that I’ve written. I do, on occasion, scroll down to see if what my friends are up to is of any interest but I have to say that 90 per cent of it is utter drivel and even outright embarrassing.
It occurred to me that Facebook users rarely stop to think about what they are posting; it just appears that their entire world is of the utmost importance and that they simply have to tell everyone – and yes that includes how many times they’ve had to visit the bathroom when they are not feeling too well or posting yet another ‘selfie’ that would make even the devil cringe.
Why do you feel the need to declare the most intimate parts of your life with all and sundry? Do you honestly think the content of your bows or the culinary masterpiece you have just created and about to devour is akin to people starving in Africa?
For some people it just appears that Facebook is a mechanism for release and those who use it to describe every minute detail of their lives are not only narcissistic but also deluged and out of touch with any form of reality.
The recent study revealed that men are the worst offenders when it comes to taking selfies and they appear to lack any inhibition.
Some researchers are suggesting that the social networks are indeed making us ruder as we feel little remorse about attacking others online – the perception appears to be a form of detachment from reality in that some feel the online world simply isn’t real life and therefore are convinced there are little or no consequences to their actions.
Another disturbing and creepy aspect that recently arose is over people’s inability to let go of old lovers and even the recent dearly departed.
According to authorities there is a disturbing rise in the number of online ‘stalking’ cases where people have broken up but one of the partners continues to stalk the others every movement on their social networks.
This, as physiologists point out, is leading to an unhealthy length of the grieving process where people are finding it more and more difficult to let go and therefore causing an increase in mental problems.
You can of course post whatever you like on your Facebook page – well as long as it doesn’t breach Facebook’s terms of service. However the next time you want to discuss your bow movements or declare to the world you are on your fourth cup of tea for the day you might like to stop for a moment and consider if what you wish to reveal is simply way more information that your friends really need to know.