Those that flock to them appear to be narcissists. It should be called narcissist book or 'boast while we mine your data' book.
I used to like facebook, it was sort of interesting, people posting funny things, friends that I hadn't seen in years, it was nice to catch up, and
some sites like national geographic would post interesting things.
Then along appears a few narcissist friends that 'overshare', pictures of their kids 'being cute' and themselves in whichever boastful activity or
place they can find and posing like they think of themselves as Kate Moss. Very distasteful.
I don't mind the occasional photo, perhaps a mixture of intelligent posting, say an interesting article, some humour, like the mixture of a good
personality but the 'barrage narcissists' and their 'I can barrage too' lot ruined it. I do not want to open my facebook news feed to a daily 'look at
me' fest, it's the equivalent of your neighbour bringing round their holiday snaps every day and suggesting you coo at them all when really they are
rather uninteresting and the whole 'my daily life in your face' is vulgar and distasteful.
Then there is the facebook, 'suggested read' spam, which needs clicking on if you don't want a daily blah from whichever site is their flavour of the
Add to that data mining and stalker alert, where you go, things you do, things you like sort of anti privacy, just adds to the distastefulness of it
all. And besides most of those that think of themselves as oh so interesting just aren't, and if it can be said in a private conversation, best put it
on a private conversation.
Goodness knows how it is affecting the general evolution of society and aiding the 'state control' nature of life.
edit on 20-8-2014 by
theabsolutetruth because: (no reason given)