“I feel relationships were easier before Myspace, Facebook, Twitter. There wasn’t anything to “check” or update or cyber stalk the person you were talking to. All you had was an away message. Even before that, you had a phone call, a note in your locker, an actual face to face encounter. I think I’d be happier without Facebook. Although, the only reason I have it is to keep up with people while I’m away. NOT talking to them.. Just stalking the pictures they put up, or the updates to statuses, even comments and posts to friends. Why? Who cares.. If there wasn’t that site, I wouldn’t find out until I actually talked to them.. It’s all too instantaneous. Scares me. I don’t like it. But, it’s a part of who we are as a society.”
Posted this nearly a year ago. It was a direct quote from an old friend and I can now apply it to my life more than ever. Think of all the hours you spend just lurking others.. All of the rage you feel when your boyfriend “likes” a semi-nude photo of some girl he only speaks to on the internet and has yet to meet. Or all of the posts she writes on his wall saying, “I miss you.” That he of course makes only visible to all, but you. The messages to meet up.. All of the insecurity it brings us. What is the sense?
I cannot express how much I HATE the internet and how it has ruined every relationship I have ever had.