We must know that the Facebook invented just to tell an ex-girlfriend that I am CEO… Bitch! So, the driving force behind the invention has no philanthropic motivations. It was an ego-motivation. History governs, when people do certain things in ego-motivation, it never turned well for society. That’s what happening to Facebook right now.
Couple of days back I was reading a survey article which claimed that Facebook is turning every age user into child where child says look mama, I did this, I did that and mama says, I like this, I like that. Yes, the word is Narcissism. Today there is a race on Facebook to show that I am dude or I am diva. Frequent change of exaggerated profile pictures and status updates. One has to fill in everyday of what happened to them. If not, then one writes about politics even if they are not concern about it. One of my friends started reading newspapers because he couldn’t cope up with the changing genre of Facebook. After all he too has to update something.
I can’t ignore the benefits of FB. Because of it I am close to my friends and relatives.(But heard from a thinker that if one really wants to be close to someone, he/she will pick up the phone. So, the FB closeness exhibits ‘to show close’ not ‘to stay close’). A light hearted chat or a healthy debate (Quora has taken it from FB). Good to see a friend’s hill-station-vacation pictures (And yes, the FB is in one’s mind while smiling for every camera click. This turns one into a self-obsessed junkie. Like, one will die if nobody recognized ). Good to wish someone on birthday. Good to know that someone is happy.
” I am happy, is joy. Look ,I am happy, is sickness “
This sickness of users replicates as narcissism. Heard from a thinker, ” The more hours you spend on FB, the bigger loser you are”. Statistics shows the main traffic on FB is of IT professionals. These wanna-go abroad, career-maniacs achieve many things in their life just to show it on FB. Things people do to show others always create voids in them. People never know how they used FB to channelize their ego energy, are now addicted to it. And now like a vampire, FB is sucking users’ blood. The best friend of these professionals is a personal computer. Now, one can conclude the idea of whole story. People who have nothing fancy in their lives show more. Today FB is nothing but an exhibition of emptiness and insecurity. Yes, even when people update their honeymoon pictures.
This Is What’s Really Wrong With Facebook
I’m seeing a lot of hysteria over Facebook privacy. It’s nonsense, but the company is obliging and potentially ruining what people like about it. This may be a good time to stop and think things over.
First, if people really wanted complete privacy, they would not be on Facebook or social media in general. The public fell in love with Facebook because you can develop a feeling of community with your circle of “friends.” It is particularly useful for keeping up with old pals and relatives. If you do not like any of its features, the answer is simple: do not use Facebook.
I do not use the product personally and never want to. That option is open to anyone. When I see the government getting involved with Facebook, I get concerned. What kind of nanny state wants to legislate all these rules?
That said, there are issues and they are indeed the fault of Facebook. There are not enough employees monitoring the site for fake accounts and pages advocating violence. Congress brought up some incidents that were not resolved fast enough, like pages that advocated killing Republicans. How hard would it be to take them down the next day? Facebook couldn’t do it. Other radical examples abound and seem more important than the appearance of sketchy political ads purchased by a Russian troll farm.
Many modern Silicon Valley operations, from Facebook to Google to Twitter, face a common problem: terrible communication. None of these companies have anyone to call for help. If something goes astray, you fill out a form and wait. It’s an insult to the users. Press inquiries are similarly frustrating; emails sent to generic press inboxes are often ignored.
The best example: Facebook recently took the biggest one-day stock market plunge of any company in the history of the stock market. It wasn’t over much more than an earnings warning, but the stock plummeted. Was there not a crisis PR team on hand? How is it possible for a multi-billion-dollar, publicly traded operation to be that clueless?
But they all get away with it, so the approach is creeping over to companies such as Amazon. Microsoft is next, I bet. With their stocks skyrocketing, why bother? It’s a weird, new disdain for the public at large exhibited by a lot of massive corporations pocketing billions.
If Congress and other complainers want to rake these companies over the coals, ask them why can’t they afford good customer relations. Privacy protection is not the real issue.