As I write this, I am having to ignore the constant urge to log into facebook and respond to a message from my facebook-friend, Mike. Not because I barely know Mike (he sat next to me on a flight once), but I am worried that logging into facebook for the sole purpose of checking an email might result into hours of purposeless activities. These activities, poking, super-poking, kissing, hugs, superhugs, are just some of the aps(activities) my weirdly-overly-social friends have been forced into adding into my account. And every time I added these purposeless features, I kept wondering how Facebook could be so convincing in making millions of people believe that this is the new form of socializing, “through which we use technology to get to know and interact with people”.
- How much time is wasted on Facebook that would otherwise be spent in other productive means?
- How come there is no application within Facebook that provides a learning, or thought-provoking experience?
- What will become of this Facebook-generation? (3+ hours per day)