reply to post by ButterCookie
Love the FB debate!
(I got my Bach of Sci in Psychology/Pre-Med; Minor in Philosophy...So yeah! This is right up my alley!)
Overall, I actually like FB.
I use it to keep in touch with friends- having lived all over the country and in Europe, I (literally) have friends all over the world, and FB serves
as a very efficient means for me to maintain these relationships.
I also use it for networking/promoting.
I've gotten some pretty big gigs b/c of FB invitations; some amazing opportunities b/c a friend/acquaintance posted info for an audition/event as
their status update (that I never would have know about had it not been for this!)
I admit that I have had, like most everyone, my 'FB stalker' moments; but they've been few and far between,
and I take FB socializing with a grain of salt.
Most people (myself included) are simply presenting their 'best self'-
I do it intentionally b/c, as mentioned before, I use FB for networking/promoting/work opportunities, so I don't get very personal (or allow others to
post personal/intimate info about me).
*Just as a side note- I log-on to FB, on average, 3-4 times a week.
And as with pretty much everything else,
it's all about moderation,
and maintaining a balanced perspective.
All of that said,
there are undoubtedly many people who become obsessed, and/or allow FB interactions to govern their REAL lives.
(I'm just glad FB wasn't around when I was a teenager!!! LOL)
edit on 25-4-2011 by ltinycdancerg because: (no reason given)