Facebook: A complete waste of time?

Posted by avatarcl652000 last updated January 28, 2009 at 3:03 pm

I heard someone blame Facebook for spreading the news about his divorce (gossip). And i was also told no to go on it unless you want to wind up divorced.  So for the first one - FB can be used as just another medium for gossip. Bottom line was his wife blabbed it on FB.  She could have used a cell phone, email, chat, etc.  so it doesn't matter.

For those who say it causes problems like divorce?!! This is like saying guns kill people.  Its only fullfills your intentions.  If you're on it looking for old BFs or GFs and trying to get something started with them then that's the user's problem. I suspect people with such intentions will find other ways to strike up old flames or start (new) extramaritial affairs.  You don't need FB for that. Gossip and cheating have been going on for 1,000's of years with no electronic help.  Although the kiddies today will have a hard time believing you actually had to physically get up and go to a club or bar or friend's party to meet and interact with other humans. (no cartoon icons and user-names)

Agreed - the nastalgia is only short lived. That's what makes it what it is. A short look over the shoulder is ok as long as you don't try to live in the present by trying to haul your past along with it.  After the initaial set up you're done for a while. all you need to so is watch your email notices when your acct gets activity.  Unfortunately, between cable tv, needless calling and texting from cell phones, and youtube, the last thing this country needs is another distraction to get lulled into.  Talk about the dumbing down of a nation.