How many times have your friends complained about frequently quarreling with their girlfriends or boyfriends over something they had posted on Facebook? How many times have they obsessed about certain photos or pictures their boyfriends or girlfriends had uploaded? Most of all, how many times do you mention Facebook while talking with your friends about relationships. The facts are that 70% of the students around the world use facebook.com and, stunningly, 60% of those same students use it on a regular basis as to make acquaintances. As people are often insecure about their relationships (mostly friendship-related ones), the world-famous site is the most convenient way to have, for example, 800 “friends” and feel good about it. However, if you do not want to end up having no one to call when you are feeling lonely, nurture your relationships, not Facebook.
Facebook.com – the easiest way to make friends, the best way to keep in touch with all the people you know, the ultimate attention junkie’s drug, call it whatever you will. Mark Zuckerberg’s most successful social experiment has, in fact, succeeded in connecting many people around the world. Yet, what is the cost of this phenomenon? The regular experiences of a teenage Facebook user most commonly consist of going to parties or large gatherings, taking pictures with lots of people, going home, uploading the photos onto his page, and eagerly waiting to see what people are going to say about him or her, what is the next approving comment the Facebook user is going to receive for everyone else to see. At the end of the day, however, too few people have the privilege to say that they have really connected with their friends and loved ones, really talked about something meaningful and fulfilling on Facebook. Sadly though, most people nowadays do not even recognize the need for anything more than a tap on the shoulder, or in the contemporary case – a click on the “like” button.
Online relationships have never been easier to achieve and shallower at the same time. What is disturbing is that Facebook is often a means of driving your loved one away from you. It may start with what he or she said as a joke that offended you, yet somehow there is something about offensive words on the internet that makes them seem eternal. Moreover, apologizing suddenly seems redundant as it is only a computer situated before you. Ultimately, relationships fall apart for meaningless reasons, to say the least. Facebook.com can easily turn from just a popular site to a mecca of jealousy and hatred. Such internet pages have the side effect of distorting the human mind, and thus relationships.
To conclude with, it is up to you to avoid such unreasonable behavior and really consider what matters the most in your life. One’s time on Earth is short-lasting and one should use it to sincerely connect with his or her friends, family, and loved ones. After all, Facebook was never meant to be the primary means of leading a relationship