I hate following crowds of people, besides I’ve seen fb break families up, I know you can’t blame the site, its the person using it. But would be great to meet anyone who shares my anxiety toward this particular social media outlet- I’ve been hurt by deceitful use of facebook.
It's not just you, Facebook sucks. There's nothing social about it. It's become a way to pretend how happy you are by posting thousands of pictures and updates about random, meaningless things that happen in your life.
Facebook ruined most of my relationships with most of my family. I decided to leave it and deactivate it when I went off to college to not be reminded of it at all. Once I left and got to school, I created a new one and just joined groups and made friends on there and it actually turned out to be an awesome experience for me. Not everyone's family's or relationships are ruined. As you said, it's not exactly the site's fault, it's the individuals behind the user on the site that makes it hard to be able to do anything on there. I use it to keep in contact with people. But I do agree it's spiraled out of control over the years. It just depends how everyone else experiences it goes about using and having a Facebook.
Personally I haven't really had any bad experiences with facebook, but I'm also not very active on it. I check it a few times a day to see if anything interesting comes up but I never post anything myself and only occassionly talk to ppl on it. I mean if a social media can ruin a family, I would question that family to begin with although I can definitely understand your hate for it and that's fine.
Facebook just bores me, to be honest. All of my "friends" are people at school that I technically know, but never really talk to or interact with very much, so they're all pretty much strangers that I don't actually like. Also, I find the need to know every single detail of everyone's lives to be quite pointless. I have better things to focus my attention on. Also, the only time anyone ever messages me is on my birthday, and that's only because they receive a notification that it's my birthday. I could probably change my birthday on FB to a completely different date and nobody would know the difference.
@SomedaysDreamer- That, and if you post anything that reflects even an iota of your actual personality, people judge the crap out of you, or at least that's my experience. I'm just glad that on here, you can post updates that reflect your actual feelings, and nobody will judge you for it; in fact, people are actually willing to help you.
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