Lucia Raatma

Writer and Editor


My Love-Hate Relationship with Facebook

Posted by Webmaster on October 16, 2010 at 10:06 PM

Facebook. It seems to be the new way to communicate, not just for the younger generation but for everyone. I remember when I was first encouraged to create a Facbook page, I wasn't sure what the point was. But now, I have to admit, I check my page daily--often more than once--to see what all my friends are up to.

On some days, Facebook is very entertaining. I hear what gripes people have or read about life's littie success stories. Some people post great photos or videos or human interest stories. There's always something new.

On other days, I just can't take it. Quotes from Captain James T. Kirk or over-the-top religious views or polarizing political comments. These are definitely things I can do without.

But when I get down on Facebook, I just step back. I can skip over the the stuff I don't agree with and just focus on what's fun and informative. How else could I keep up with old high school friends or stay in touch with people who live across the country?

Some critics have called Facebook the ultimate time waster. Well, that's one opinion. But to me, being able to see a new baby the day she was born or watch video of my nephew sky diving could never be considered a waste of time. These are the the positive aspects of what technology can bring us.

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