Manny’s Moans – Facebook
It has been ten years since Facebook worked its way into everyone’s daily lives. The gazillion users feel an obligation to keep their friends, and all who lurk in the shadows, informed on all aspects of their daily lives.
People can’t wait to get up in the morning and make their first post while having their morning coffee. The post: “ just got up and made coffee which I am now drinking.” The friends, who have anxiously been awaiting that first post, rush to be the first one to “Like” the post. There is a “thank you for the like” and a “you’re welcome” followed by a discussion on the brand of coffee, how it was made, etc. The process is repeated for lunch, dinner, and the dogs bowel habits.
I know that you think I am poking fun of the people and what they post about. I am.
However, people have a deep desire to be connected with others. We are connected to others from conception. Facebook is so popular because it fills the desire to connect and bond. It helps keep long-distance families and friends bonded, a brilliant concept.
If the above people were physically together at the kitchen table, they really would talk about the coffee and lunch and dog poop. Those who post items such as politically charged rants, would probably say the same things live to anyone within earshot anyway.
I personally, don’t do much posting on Facebook. I am a private person, unless I’ve been drinking of course. My real problem with Facebook is that people I never heard of want to be friends with me. Apparently it fills some need to have the most “friends that I never met.” Rather than enter a possible confrontation and hurt someone’s feelings, I blindly accept all friend requests, except the one from the admitted Brazilian hooker. That is another story about which I may post someday.
For those who are not Facebook friends, let me tell you that I write this while I drink my Keurig-brewed, dark French roast coffee while watching the neighbor’s dog poop in my yard.
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