Sunday, August 16, 2015

God save me from Facebook!

What is the point of Facebook?  Some people use it well, they share a photo or two and that's that.  Others, like me, are constantly posting, well re-posting mostly, little cartoons or questionable quotes or whatever.  

Really?  What is the point of that?

It's not really communication at all, if I haven't written something original I haven't actually done much at all.  I know that when you see someone has "Liked" a post you put up you get a little shot of psychological reward, it's actually sort of addictive.  But it's really useless at the same time.

Facebook is not really a place of communication but of cheap rewards for minimal effort.  

No, I'm not leaving Facebook again.  That's pointless too, I always come back.  But what I am going to do is to make a big effort not to re-post things other people have written.  Not to post other people's cartoons and short quotes.  Instead I'm going to post things via my blog, and then put that onto Facebook.  If I can't be bothered to actually write a few sentences about a subject then really it just shows I don't have anything significant to say about it.

I seldom get any feedback from my blog posts, that's OK I guess.  It seems most people don't go beyond the initial little blurb on Facebook, even if you post a link to a story it seems most people just click "Like" without really bothering to read it.  

Facebook, all headlines, no content. 

Well, we'll see how this goes for me.   

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