A few days ago, I was reading an ebook on online dating, and the author gave tips on how to check out on your date by creating two or three fake profiles on Facebook.
So, are your friends ‘real’ or ‘reel’. We receive so many friends request, that most of the time, we just read the name, and click ‘allow’, without bothering to check the person’s profile or photos. Just go back and check, how many of your friends have used the photo of a celebrity or a cartoon character as their profile picture?
Here’s another shocker- Some people give wrong information –their age, sex, occupation- nothing is real! They create a fancy profile, and try to befriend you! Beware- The next time someone tries to get ‘friendly’ with you on Facebook, make sure you know him or her well, before giving away your personal information.
Facebook is nothing but a sham- It is every bit commercial. It uses our personal information and sells them to commercial companies, who then bombard us with their offers. There are some atrocious elements who try to malign us with objectionable content. The most common is “So and so answered a question about you” –I have been a victim of this before. Somehow, we could dig deep in to this and reported this to Facebook. Nothing has been done and therefore we circulated this message amongst our friends that if you get any objectionable message, particularly in the form of “Someone answered a question about you’, it is not sent by us. We kept this as our status message for weeks together.
So, you see, there is hardly anything real about Facebook. Facebook may have started with a noble intention of connecting friends, but now, the intention is much more commercial, and many a times anti social. Just imagine the amount of man hours being wasted each and every day across the globe! I am not against meeting friends, and keeping in touch with old pals, and making new friends. But, I am against being fooled and taken for granted by advertising honchos and people with malice in their minds.
I sincerely feel that if you are in the habit of checking your Facebook account again and again, I strongly suggest that you consciously work towards coming out of this addiction. Stay away from Facebook, and engage in productive activity. Go out and reach out to your real friends instead of living in the reel world of Facebook.