Friday, June 11, 2010
For those of you who know me, you probably know that I deleted my Facebook account. I have a few different reasons for taking this action, but the main one being that it became a time waster. When I got bored I would get on Facebook, when I should have been doing homework I got on Facebook. This is a problem for a lot of people. It can be a distraction from lot of things, people, God, a social life. That's right, I said Facebook is a distraction from a social life. If you have a lot of friends on Facebook, you aren't considered connected by default. You could have one thousand friends and not be connected. Facebook is not a leap forward in socializing, it's a leap back. My youth pastor explained this much better on his blog. You can read his thoughts here. Bill Gates father, Bill Gates Sr., was asked what his thoughts were on Facebook, Twitter, etc. He said "I'm really embarrassed. I'm just not into that." He was embarrassed because he wasn't into Facebook. We should be the ones embarrassed for being into Facebook. Now, Facebook can be useful at times, but I still don't like it. It's a change for the worse. You may like it and find it useful to help you connect to people, but I think this could eventually ruin true social lives. If you have different thoughts please tell me in comments.