Friday, 26 March 2010

Day Thirty Seven

The time is flying by, only just over a week without Facebook left.

To be honest, I'm more excited about eating chocolate than I am of having to wade through all the messages and notificiations, and as much as I say I won't go on it as much when I'm back, I know I will. I know I will get back into the unecessary and addictive checking of facebook at any given opportunity in my day. It just feels like such a waste of time. I probably will try and limit myself to just looking morning and evening, because thats all you really need it for isn't it? At the end of the day, if somebody really needs to talk to you or tell you something, they'll have your number so will text or call you. They're not going to put it as a facebook status in the hope that you'll read it...people do though of course.

How many of us have written a status in the hope that somebody else reads it? I know I have. Weather it's something nice or something nasty, we use it as a maniupulative mind game sometimes.

This is one of the reasons I feel so free. I don't look at stautus' wondering if its about me, or about somebody I know. I don't look at pictures of people and think ooo I wonder whats going on with them, you get on with life and don't spend as much time worrying about these things. I'm the kind of person that worries and thinks about the little things and I do it enough without Facebook so don't really want to add to the amount I do it.

If you look around in the library, about every other person will be on facebook. And I guess it does just make more sense to have a facebook as a way of communicating with a mass amount of people, because apart from my parents and Grandma...everybody else I know (I think) is on Facebook.

But being off Facebook has allowed me to enjoy texting and face to face conversation more. My sister and I always use to talk on Facebook but I now enjoy out texting banter and catching up through that method of communication.
When walking around uni or going I tend to have more actual conversations with people and ask what they're up to, as I don't know without facebook. But I like it. I mean, do we really want to end up living in a society where talking though screens is the 'best' method? Cause I sure don't...I know I'm old fashioned but I think everyone loves sitting down with a drink and having a proper face to face catch up with somebody.

I think this experiment has proved that life without Facebook really isn't so bad, infact, its GREAT. And all the things I was worried about: Missing it, not hearing about things, feeling left out...simply have not been relevant.

I'm sure a big part of it is due to my friends...when I have needed to know about people breaking up or any majour news, somebody has told me. People have told me about birthdays and nights out, planning to go Isle of Wight festival I was told about, important messages from Loco I was told about. I guess I have a great group of friends who want me to feel socially included. Horrah!

So not long to go now. A friend suggested that when I go back on, I take a print screen of the page and put it as my profile picture. A brilliant plan!


1 comment:

  1. Damn right its a good idea!!!
    I was wondering earlier which your last tagged photo was that you saw, just to see how many you've been tagged in and not seen yet. It's an odd thought that so many people can see photographic moments of your life that you have not seen yet and probably have no idea about. I guess it proves just how much we cyberly put ourselves out there, which is a really scary thought!!