I am sure most of you use facebook status messages to let your family and/or friends know what you are doing ‘at the moment’ or ‘right now- (depending on whatever language setting your facebook is on currently.) But it seems like there are a few individuals out there who use this space much more “creatively.”
I am talking about how some people using facebook attempt to dramatize every action of their lives by posting bizarre statements about things that they do (or don’t do!) sometimes giving the impression of their want for constant attention! While other users of facebook normally just leave a line informing their relations and friends that they are still alive and studying- or not.
Coming back to the minority of individuals who have taken it upon themselves to entertain the rest of us boring people by constantly posting glamorized versions of what they are doing (or not doing) everyday. It seems to me like these individuals are possibly utilizing facebook to publicize their daily activities. This makes you wonder if their real (offline) life is at all so glamorous. This I do not know, but It can safely be said that such users of facebook are attempting to gain attention by embellishing and over dramatizing their otherwise dull, and might I say meaningless lives? (OUCHH!)
Seriously, one wonders if such “facebookers” really manage to garner so much excitement in their daily lives that they feel that it must be their moral duty to translate the excitement experienced in their offline time on to social networking websites like facebook?
Or could it simply be the lack of excitement in their everyday lives that begs them to seek attention via facebook status messages!! I must say, apart from feeling sorry for such individuals’ dull and meaningless lives, I would have to comment on the noticeable crassness of the choice of exhibiting their over glamorized ‘life activities’ on facebook.
December 31, 2008 at 2:38am