What is Facebook, really?

Are we really in a sharing world now, or do people just want to see if others care?


Sometimes I scroll down my news feed and feel like I’m still new to all of it. People post stuff everyday (sometimes even the same person), and sometimes I just feel like I don’t get it. I don’t get the point of sharing all these stuff. Especially those who do it on a regular basis as if it was their journal. Or is that really what the world has come to?

I will admit, the first year or so after I joined Facebook, I was also a power user, posting stuff like jokes I've read or funny photos, but gradually, my posting lessened until I came to the point where I rarely post anything anymore.

The funny thing is that, when I do post, I don’t know why I’m doing so. I mean, I know that’s the point of Facebook but, it still begs the question, why? Why do others do it so religiously? Is it to get attention? Is it to see if others like what they like? Is it to see if people care? To get likes?

I think the last of those is one of the reasons people love posting. But, then, what exactly do ‘likes’ add to our lives? People seem to treat ‘likes’ as if it’s some sort of new currency; a currency that unfortunately does not buy anything.

People seem to treat ‘likes’ as if it’s some sort of new currency

I guess what really intrigues me are those who never fail to post something every single day of the week (sometimes even twice in a day). Do they really want to share that much?

I don’t know; maybe it’s just me. Maybe I’m just too old fashioned for this. I like the thought of actually personally sharing what I want to share to actual people I want to share it with and not posting it on a feed where people may or may not see it/care. Don’t get me wrong, I still do post occasionally, just because.

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