Is Facebook Our New Best Friend?

Photo by Sean MacEntee

Spending non-quality time on Facebook is something we all are guilty of; very few have managed to escape its web. From showing off to feeling lonely, Facebook has seen more sides of us than even some of our closest “peeps”.

Now don’t get me wrong — I am well aware of the positive aspects that social networking brings to our society. From keeping in touch to expanding our horizon (and even networking), there are numerous benefits it has to offer. However if not used cautiously, social networking can take over our lives and leave behind a feeling of discontent and emptiness, irrespective of how many status updates we continue to post.

Here are a few reasons why you should avoid over-indulging in the world of Facebook (and other social networks) and revisit the wonders of the real world.

You Don’t Actually Have Hundreds of Friends

Let’s be honest: no one does.

Facebook has managed to soften the line between ‘acquaintances’ and ‘friends’, giving us the illusion that everyone is our pal. Not only that, but somehow quality is discounted and one is perceived by the quantity of friends they keep.

… Read the Full Article on LifeHacks

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This entry was published on April 8, 2012 at 9:29 am and is filed under Personal Development, Published Posts. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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