I Hate F*!$book

May 24th 2011 0

I'm not a hater really but I do refer to that satanic place as Fuckbook. Don't get me wrong, it has served me well. I used it to find people that I really wanted to be in touch with, openly and honestly and innocently. Missing family and friends, people that had never been far from my heart, but that I had lost touch with for one reason or another.


I can even turn a blind eye to its use as an ego crutch. I understand why people feel compelled to prove how sexy, happy and fun they are. To leave cryptic messages that entice others to enquire further about their wellbeing, publically, propping up their sense of worth. Todays society is a raunch culture. The images we are taught to aspire to are beyond our reach. They are not real.

What I really don't like though is the invasion of privacy. I don't like that you can be tagged in a picture without giving your consent. I don't like that your ex can make a public announcement about your new single relationship status for you, before you are ready to face to truth. Most of all I don't like that it destroys lives, by providing a smokescreen for vultures to prey on others.

Fuckbook does not make you a cheat or a liar, but it hands you the power tools.