is it worth wasting time on facebook?

India
April 26, 2010 1:03am CST
i am always criticised by the elders for wasting time on facebook.they say its a very important period in my life and i should focus on studies.they are right but i dont think there is any harm if stay in contact with m friends through facebook.its is somewhat true that facebook is addictive but i guess staying in contact with friends is not wasting time.what do you think friends?
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15 responses
• Indonesia
26 Apr 10
As long as you can properly manage your time, i think it is not a waste of time. But if you spent hours doing facebook, then it is really a waste of time. If you just make a status, and comment, and little stuff every now and then. I think it is ok. It is good to connect to your friend.
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• India
27 Apr 10
thanks for your response.
• India
26 Apr 10
Hi Antony..Facebook is a social networking site and there is no harm using it ..I would say that it quite useful to stay in touch with our dear once. It is a place where you can even start interacting with foreigners just like mylot . I would not say that facebook is addictive !..atleast not for me ..I know to control my self while using internet . Facebook is also fun . It has plenty of applications . Yep , the elders in my house also say the same thing , but i guess they are saying that with half knowledge which is incorrect. Happy mylotting and have a nice day
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• India
27 Apr 10
you are right.thanks alot for your response.
@caliya (1175)
• Philippines
26 Apr 10
If you are still studying then you should not devote much of your time of facebook. You can probably do it on weekends and spend not more than two hours in a day. You would really need to focus more on your studies. Personally I don't even spend that much time on facebook. I just browse for a few minutes for updates from friends.
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• India
27 Apr 10
sometimes its now that easy for me just to brows through the updates.i waste time commenting on it and all.thanks for your response.
@34momma (13891)
• United States
26 Apr 10
i think if you are doing well with your studies, and are not getting in any kind of trouble then you should be able to hang out on facebook. i am on there all day. i like you connect with friends and family. i don't think it's wasting your time if you are still doing other things. so as long as you have a healthy balance then i say hang out on facebook it's fine
@pratheep87 (1228)
• India
26 Apr 10
Hello If your concentrating only on studies you will miss your good life with friends. try to make some good friend in other places using facebook and this might help you one day. Its nice to have friends. Cheers
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@Ravenladyj (22936)
• United States
26 Apr 10
As long as you are NOT neglecting your studies then I see nothing wrong with being on Facebook...Its a good way to stay in touch with or get back in touch with friends and family..its a great stress reliever IMO and EVERYONE (including your parents) has a favourite pasttime or hobby..Just make sure that you are taking care of whatever you need to take care of (in your case your studies, in my case my home and family)...
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@kun2349 (23464)
• Singapore
27 Apr 10
haha =D I think it's really a waste of time, by spending time on facebook.. hehe ^_^ With the time spent in there, i might as well be out there with them, hanging out in cafes, and be meeting them for real.. lol =D And if they are my classmates, then all the more it's a waste of time, when i'm already seeing them in school everyday!! haha =D
@LadyDD (519)
• Romania
27 Apr 10
Facebook is good for socializing with friends and other people of your age or with common interests. It is good even for finding out your future way by exchanging comments and opinions. But spending too much time on Facebook is not indicated. You have to manage your time to spend enough time for everything you need: studies, in your case. Facebook can really become addictive!
@caiye786 (95)
• China
27 Apr 10
Is facebook a site used to talk? Contacting with your friends is a good method to keep your human networking ,it makes nothing wrong ,but if you always stay on facebook and do nothing meaningful to improve yourself,it is badly waste of time ,so guy ,be concerned about it carefully .
@salonga (27830)
• Philippines
27 Apr 10
I find no benefits from Facebook. I get in touch with friends only on important and relevant matters. I don't think I should ever waste my time on Facebook tracking each and every one's activities whatever they may be or posting mine or my comments for others to see. I do not find playing games there a wise way of spending time either. There are so many productive ways of spending time and certainly facebook is not one of them.
• Philippines
27 Apr 10
as they said, the time you enjoy wasting was not wasted. SO, if you enjoy wasting time on facebook.then go:P at least you're happy.carpe diem.
@firdauzi (283)
• Indonesia
27 Apr 10
Facebook has become a trend in multiple society. If there is a question about is it worth wasting our time in facebook, i will answer it depends to what our activity in it. Facebook is the same media as our five senses, when i got an idea to speak out and i don't know to who i will share my idea, then i'll go to facebook to set my status, (FB is so clever when they write "What is in your mind" sentence in the blank status field), then people will come to response. Just now i'm chatting with my friend via Facebook Messenger to share about our business. It is so exciting. So use facebook or other social website wisely then you will get benefit from it.
• Philippines
27 Apr 10
I think its not a waste of time at all... If you know how to manage your time and besides facebook can be a good tool to your studies, because this way you can also contact with your classmates so you can ask some questions about your homework or anything that is related to your studies. Or maybe you can also contact with your teachers (if your fiends) which is a very good thing....
• Philippines
27 Apr 10
just like the friendster craze before, facebook is about networking and can really be addictive. if you have time, you can play games just like what im dong. its a great way to communicate to lost long time friends and a great way to relax.
@myliezl0903 (2731)
• Philippines
27 Apr 10
depends on how you use it. if its for keeping in touch with your friends, old classmates then i don't think it is a waste of time. it is a means of communication to someone far from you ., or in my case i use it as a business account. i sell products online. so it is not a waste of time.