Why Am I Fooled into Thinking You Care Enough to Explore This Link?
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
August 10, 2012 1:58pm CST
I think it's 'because you might.' See, one of the "things" about the Internet is that it allows you to 'show' (by simply 'surfing to friends' links' without too many ad-filters) that you care how well your connections' lives are going. For people who are connected to good friends, that's a good thing. I've got a few 'good friends,' but most of my connections are too busy to go exploring every link I share. Most of my connections are my 'friends' in the "I won't hurt you too badly if you look at me for too long"-sense. But 'sacrifice their time to make sure I'm doing well?' They wouldn't dare! (Lord Jesus Christ said, "There is no greater love than this: that a man 'give up his life' (could be rehd 'sacrifice his time') for his friends." Guess that proves that most people love themselves the most!) Or at least they haven't thus far---not in substantial-enough numbers anyway! (And I realize that I don't exactly 'go around Facebook clicking on friends' links' either ... Blame my slow machine and/or the over-coded Facebook.)
2 people like this
• United States
10 Aug 12
Honestly I am one of those people whom don't surf other peoples links, especially not from facebook. I read the posts that actually pertain to life, updates and daily musings of my good friends and family but I am tired of the garbage that I have to filter through just to get to the true life. Most of my friends and family work, or are in school so I don't understand why they waste their time posting the drivel they do. When, as I've told them before, they can be posting important stuff like pregnancy announcements and stuff. I say this because I have a friend whom posted stuff from the cheezeburger network all the time, and pretty much anything she'd stumbledupon, yet when she found out she was pregnant I didn't find out until I had her on the phone one day and she asked me to hold twice in an hour because she had to run to the bathroom. Only when I asked if she was okay did she tell me. And when I asked how far, she told me months... I said, "Um Facebook", she laughed and said 'she forgot.' But she checks Farmville everyday. She's not the only one, and it really frustrates me. I don't have a lot of time online normally either, and to go through stuff that really doesn't mean anything (like cute kitten photos) just makes me wonder how well your life really is going, or isn't going.
• United States
10 Aug 12
I've never used it. Like ever. I've always thought the idea (or at least my take on it) to be ridiculous. Basically if you are busy writing about it, then are you really doing it? I mean really, I update my circle of friends, after big things, weekly, not moment to moment. Maybe daily if a lot is going on, but I am not so vane that I need all x number of followers to know exactly where I am, what I'm eating and how much toilet paper I use, and I feel like that is all twitter is good for. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but really. Or maybe I'm just that private of a person.
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2 Sep 12
Maybe that's what people use it for now, but it really depends on how you use it. If you do the 'once a week or so'-thing, maybe others will smarten-up and do the same thing ... maybe soon that will be the major trend on Twitter.