To have asked this question ten years ago would have made absolutely no sense at all. Imagine the look or response you would have received if you had asked someone “Is facebook down today?” Puzzled faces for certain.
I am disappointed in myself for pondering the very fact that facebook may be having some issues today. It is not that I care so much to sign in, but if it is just me having the problem I would like to know as I hate having computer problems. My laptop recently crashed. I am back to working on an old Dell desktop in the basement. If it is something to do with my computer that I cannot access the facebook, I want to know. If I have been somehow hacked on my facebook, I want to know.
Perhaps this will lead me to deactivate my account and not spend more time than I want to reading status updates that tell me of cat vomit, headaches or vague descriptions of woe. It is not that I am saying these updates are of no value to someone. They are just of no value to me. I would hope that if one of my friends needed me to help in a situation, they would contact me personally.
I imagine when people write about an illness or a bad day, they end up feeling worse when no one comments. The time we spend on facebook should be fun. If this includes farming, racing cars or mafia wars have at it, please just do not invite me to participate.
So let’s go back in our minds to before facebook (Bf)for a minute, I know it seems a bit impossible given that facebook is a huge part of most of our daily lives. It is okay though, imagine having no facebook. The time spent updating it, reading it and viewing pictures was used for something else, what? Having a real book in your face? Face to face communication with your friends? Facing a task or issue head on? I am not saying to give up facebook, or that it is a bad thing. I enjoy seeing pictures of my family, friends and it is wonderful to see their children and pets. Facebook is a good thing, just for a minute imagine life Bf.