People that update their LIVES onto Social Networks!

December 7, 2011 3:57am CST
I seriously cannot stand ONE thing about all this amazing technology around us: The need for certain people to update EVERY SINGLE THING in their lives onto Social Networks or software such as Black Berry Messenger. Please someone explain to me the need for a 13 year old daughter to tell the world about how much she hates her parents fighting over the dog/money/house/morgage/etc?! I just don't get it! Family matters should stay family matters, no matter who you are or where you come from! Or when someone puts up a status like "Going to the Bank!" 'I just walked into a Pole! :'( ' "Family time, sorry if I don't answer you" Is it just ME or is it getting a little bit ridiculous? OH and by the way, those 3 examples were posted in the space of 20 minutes by a 16 year old girl. Surely she has something better to do with her life?! What are your opinions on this?
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@SIMPLYD (79764)
• Philippines
7 Dec 11
Me too. I find it so ridiculous that other people are always on those social networks, informing others as to what they are up to or what they are doing. Hello? Are you trying to be a celebrity?
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• Philippines
7 Dec 11
it seems to me like they are telling other people that they have no one to talk to that is why they are behaving that way online? it is really sad that plenty of people now are finding it much too difficult to have someone who will truly understand how they are and how they feel. It is even a lot more difficult to find people who can lend one their ears. it seems everyone is in need of someone who will listen to their dreams and aspirations in life. and more, it is so difficult to find one who will listen and give some sound advice as to how to deal with one's woes rightly and properly. it is kind of a world full of people who needs to be heard.
7 Dec 11
I think Trini is correct, They have no one to talk to, its almost like attention seeking. If people want someone to listen to their ideas/lives/issues/etc, they should do it the old fashion way: Go see a Shrink. All jokes aside, I'm sure most people have someone that they can talk to in their lives. If not, well thats just sad...
@SIMPLYD (79764)
• Philippines
9 Dec 11
I really think Trini has indeed a point. Mostly, those people who are like that on FB are either wanting attention or wants to express themselves freely or would like to have the opinions of others in all that they post. As you see there's the like and dislike button. They feel good whenever someone likes what they posted. Oh, what a way to get attention. How pathetic!
@mensab (4208)
• Philippines
7 Dec 11
everyday we see those updates on facebook and twitter. well, there are some people who feel the need to connect and share their details and work. but the minute details are quite disturbing and annoying for some because they are posted publicly. some crooks may also use the details to their advantage. i see no problem if these updates are not public.
7 Dec 11
Thats a nother thing, if you are in the habit of updating where you are or where you are going, criminals will be able to tap into that for "future reference".
@lrglara (1343)
• Philippines
7 Dec 11
so true... i mean, technology helps us communicate faster yet we never communicated properly. Honestly, i don't see anything wrong with updating your status in facebook or any other social networking sites once in a while. but when your world revolves around the social network and the need to update it everyday, every hour, every second is just too much... it's addiction. Another thing is the privacy. What was done and happened privately must be kept private. family matters should only be family matters - i agree with that. there's a world beyond the cyberspace including the one outside your house. my wake up call was when my not-so-close friend commented on my status as to why i'm depressed. i thought, that wasn't meant for her... but since she's on my friends' list, the status popped up to her. I never posted anything personal anymore since then.. plus, i cleaned up my friends list afterwards... anyone isn't that close to me, should be deleted... (no offense acquaintances, but i know you want that too..)
7 Dec 11
I agree whole-heartedly with this, private is private. Keep it that way.
• Philippines
7 Dec 11
Parents will have to spend a good amount of time with their kids so as to have a good amount of bonding with them. This way, the parents will have full understanding of what the kids are going through, as well as, the kids will understand what their parents are going through just as well. Almost all of the troubles that are coming forth from the very root of the society, which is the family, springs forth from lack of proper communication and discipline received by the kids from their parents. I am proud to say that my children, all adults by now, always communicate their feelings and thoughts to me until this day. I have three kids ranging in ages from 23 to 33 and I have never encountered major headaches with any of them in their growing up years. Until now, I can open their cellphones anytime or read their messages at the computer or play games with them. Their friends are my friends and their activities are my activities, too.
7 Dec 11
I hope I can say the same when I have kids one day. I just find it very disrespectful that a child would do that behind their parent's back...
@Aja103654 (5658)
• Philippines
12 Dec 11
i call those people addicts. haha. they think they are celebrities? it's sad they have nothing else better to do than keep other people(who have their own lives to think about)updated about their non-significant lives. i think this is annoying. but she's 16, she's young and in time, hopefully, she will learn the stupid things she has done.
• India
8 Dec 11
This is not only with the problem with little 13 year old daughter. This problems is with every one including my friends. My friends used to update everything which is ha happening in their life. They even update the family problems in wide. I don't know what is the need of it. As you mentioned above, Family problems must be family problems it should not be reveled in front of public.
• Jacksonville, Florida
7 Dec 11
I absolutely AGREE with you! It drives me crazy going on Facebook and seeing all of these posts about the last time someone took a crap. (Ok not that bad but it is getting there!!) I don't care about every little detail of your life and you should NOT want everyone to know ALL of your business like that! The only reason I even go on FB is to say hey to my friends that live states away now and then. I do NOT put all of my business on there. I don't want people saying things about how my life is going or someone stalking me or something crazy like that! People MUST have better things to do with their time, I hope so anyway!!
@Neriz69 (1037)
• Philippines
7 Dec 11
You are right, I don't understand it either. I can understand it if you update your friends your whereabouts if you don't get to see each other for sometime, just to let them know what you've been doing. But informing everybody, everytime, with just about anything, including what your just had for merienda, that's ridiculous.
@megamatt (14331)
• United States
7 Dec 11
There are many ways where social networks have become rather too social to say the very least. There are a lot of times where things become too open. Family problems are thrown onto the Internet, for any other stranger with a computer to see. There is really no such thing as privacy for many people, as they have no shame about what they post. And no one really cares what flavor of jam you put on your toast or how many ice cubes you put in the drink. Yet, I see a lot of absurdity. There are going to be a lot of times where social networks have a lot of rubbish on them, which is why I have distanced myself from them. And fact is that people obviously don't have something better to do with their life. Because they wouldn't be attached to the hip by various social networks. If Facebook disappeared one day, there would be a worldwide panic. And I would celebrate.
@Woody7189 (247)
• United States
7 Dec 11
I do believe that social networking is getting a little out of hand. I don't understand why people feel that they need to broadcast every event in their life across the internet. I usually post an update on Facebook every couple of weeks and that seems to be enough for me. There. Simply is not that many announcements that I need to make, I live a simple life.
@Mashnn (4503)
7 Dec 11
That is why there is parents. That a very good example of failing society. The parents don't care what their daughter write in the social network. Something serious need to be done.