Facebook Heaven or Hell?
It's been around for years now hasn't it? Part of the furniture really in everyday life. Most of the worlds population are part of it which makes you think how big it has become. I remember joining quite early on but just lately realising how much it has really changed since the early days. I think it has it's place in society and is very good for passing information on, promoting a business and generally a great signposting tool for organisations. It is great for keeping in touch with family and friends who may live further a field, I love that I can keep in touch with my family right up in Inverness as we can't see each all the time.
Personally though I think it can be a bit annoying, not sure what it is, it may be that I find it hard to understand other's feelings and miss the interaction between people. I struggle if I'm not with someone when it comes to social interaction as I can't read their body language or emotions. I need that so when it comes to Facebook I tend to misinterpret a lot of information. It seems that nowadays it's a lot less chilled than it used to be, I'm sure it was a bit more relaxed and a place for a laugh but now everyone seems to take things a lot more seriously, leading to a breakdown in communication and relationships when in theory it is supposed to bring us closer together. That's when it can be a bit of a pain in the bum......oh I wrote a poem about just that......
Why do we do it?
Why do we look?
This is real life
not the middle of a book
It can seem bold or can be scary
status's and comments may vary
We don't always know what to say
say it wrong and come what may
Would you say the same on here to someone's face?
Or is it only allowed in cyberspace?
I don't think people would be so rude
if their faces and emotions could actually be viewed
Why should we control what we say?
If you don't like then move further away
Run the risk of being blocked
I really can't be bothered to feel that shocked
Our Friends they come and go
a goodbye and then a hello
For some it's 'good riddance'
that's not a friendship but just a convenience
For me it's love vs. hate
it's useful at times to communicate
But most of the time it's annoying
and becomes something I'm not always enjoying
Maybe life is better as a Tweeter
Instagram and Pinterest may be neater
We just all need to talk
or go for a big blooming walk
Pokemon Go looked good for a while
so much interaction while covering a mile
It gave kids their fresh air
and decent battles they were able to share
The jury is still out on group conversations
a million pings and annoying vibrations
It's a good idea in theory
But can make one feel very weary
So whatever you think of it all
for years it has refused to crash or fall
So accept it unfriend, unfollow and unlike
and love it or use that big thumb for a massive dislike
The thing is at the end of the day if we don't like something then it's only ourselves that can change it and make another choice. So do it and be happy. That's what I plan to do.
Thanks for reading, I will be back tomorrow for Free from Friday.
Take care for now.
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is a chance for me to share some of my poems I have written and also my favourite poems from other writers, hope you enjoy them.