Is Facebook Ruining Our Lives? – An infographic by the team at Who Is Hosting This.com
I have two children--a boy and a girl. I guess I should say a man and a woman except they are my little boy and girl. These two were always close. Actually we were all very close--mom, dad, sister and brother. Daughter marries a great guy. They have our first three grandchildren. Son and daughter still remain close.
Son then finds the love of his life, a wonderful girl. They marry and give us three more grandchildren. We are so blessed. Two wonderful children, two great in-laws, and six beautiful and fantastic grandchildren. Life should be great, right? Then an interloper enters our lives. The interloper has a name--Facebook. Comments and rants are posted. Readers do not have the benefit of seeing a person's face when they make a comment. The comments are taken one way, whether that was the actual meaning or not. Feelings are hurt, "friends" are dropped, life deteriorates.
We had hoped that our children would always remain each other's best friends. I'm hoping that this third wheel--Facebook--does not ruin this relationship.
All women stalk's website has a post, "9 Reason's Facebook is ruining our lives," http://lifestyle.allwomenstalk.com/reasons-why-facebook-is-ruining-our-lives/7/.
Number 7, Drama. It's everywhere. I guess it goes back to how publicly you choose to portray yourself on social media sites. But if you’re not feeding into the Facebook drama, you’re at least a witness to it. Relationship statuses, event listings, even community pages are all fodder for the social networking soap opera. My advice is to limit your involvement. Comments can be deleted. But the hurt feelings and distrust that stems from the comment can’t be deleted so easily. If your Facebook feed is feeling especially snooty, snide or passive aggressive, you may want to re-evaluate your friends list.