As long as you are tech savvy enough to come read my blog, I think you should know what Facebook is all about by now.
I was just browsing through mine and the following thoughts hit me.
There is a "Like" button when you post videos, pictures and status updates. What about a "Hate" or "Dislike" button? This must be on purpose that Facebook has not developed a "Dislike" or "Hate" button - as yet, at least as of now. I'll tell you why.
How the "Like" button serves Facebook users like us on a personal level:
- IT BOOSTS OUR EGO. IT MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD WHEN SOMEBODY "LIKE" IT, DOESN'T IT? IN FACT, THE MORE THE MERRIER!!
- WE ARE ALL LOOKING FOR A RESPONSE. A POSITIVE RESPONSE. AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF SORTS.
- WE WANT A POSITIVE SECOND "OPINION" TO ENCOURAGE US TO DO THINGS AGAIN AND AGAIN. WE JUST WANT TO GARNER A FORM OF SUPPORT BETWEEN FRIENDS - (including the supposedly "friends" in your Friends List).
What withdrawal symptoms?
You'll slowly refrain from posting videos, status updates and even pictures of yourselves for fear of being marked as "dislike/hate". Bubbles burst. You thought you looked gorgeous in that cutesy pose where you sucked your tummy in, face tilted slightly to the left, gave the best pout of your life and stretched your eyes wide open with fake eyelashes (topped with extension fibres & mascara)......... of which looked really WOW to the proud beaming you but within mere seconds of posting that "gorgeous" picture up, someone clicks "Dislike/Hate" - and you get more than one of it. Awwwww...... I hear the fallen pieces of a broken-hearted.
No? You won't feel like this????? Sure???!!!! You liar, your pants are gonna be on fire!! Hmpf.
You see, the truth always hurts. You just can't handle the truth, can you? Duh. =P
I've always believed that Facebook is a great marketing tool. Good for business and I'm definitely making use of it in future. It's a good way to test for "market response" from your own list of friends, really. Who else is in a better position to tell you what sucks and what doesn't - unless your "friends" plan to fool you.
Take responsibility for your actions online. Don't blame Facebook, blame yourself.
PS: Do expect an upcoming movie to be released sometime in October 2010 about the founding of Facebook. It is entitled "The Social Network".
For a moment after I re-read this post, I thought I sounded like a Facebook spokesperson hahaha! Noooo, I'm not! =D
Where is my Privacy, Facebook?
With lots of sweets & chocolates.