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Permanent Linkby Cinquint on Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:40 am

I entered Facebook for the first time today, led on by a friend. I had some conceptions of it before which made me uneasy, but I tried my best to stay. But as I edged closer into its grasp, I soon realized that everything I feared was true, and more... I saw how this cruel cornerstone of modern society played a wolf in sheep's clothing under a confusingly thin veil, and how it ensnared the minds of my fellow man. Do things with your friends. Things are better with friends. You're with your friends, so everything is alright and you can be happy. But we have more friends here you can have! Why don't you look for more friends? You can find more friends here than you can in real life, and look! It's easier to talk to them and have fun with them, right here!

Look, we even have games for you to play with your friends! Nice and simple games, ones that anyone can understand and enjoy. Look at all the pretty colors and cute imagery! Look, we'll give you a bunch of free stuff, too! And you can share it, with your friends! And if you have friends (which we're SURE you do), they can share their things with you too!

And you can join this, and join this, and put this up, and say you like this, and tell us more about you... Keep in touch with all the latest news and fads... Get more friends... Join, join, join! Don't miss a second of it! Don't retain a shred of your originality! Throw it away! You are not what society desires! You being yourself is not what is popular!

And quite frankly, it terrifies me. It terrifies me, and it horrifies me that even members of my own family chain themselves to it and other things like it. They look at the numbers. The people who LIKE what they LIKE, the people who FOLLOW what they START. They feel OBLIGATED to add more to the systems, as pitiful demands for numerated attention.

It's... it's scary. It's one helluva scary world we live in, today. I'll stick to the Portal, thank you very much. I'm never going back there. I'm never gonna end up like the ones who got drawn in. God help them.

Epilogue: Sit down, sit down... SIT DOWN... As we relive our lives, in what we tell you! Let us relive our lives, in what we tell you! Sit down, sit down... SIT DOWN! Because you won't get away, no, with us you will stay, for the rest of your days, SIT DOWN! As we relive our lives, in what we tell you! Let us relive our lives, in what we tell you![/genesismoment]

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Re: Facebook

Permanent Linkby Dualgunner on Sat Oct 12, 2013 3:59 am

I was once a Facebook addict. That habit broke when I actually sat myself down and started studying in school...my grades went up and I discovered the Portal. All in all, I'm happy I left FB behind. I go on once in a while to see if anyone desperately needs to talk to me, but other than that...well, it's not worth it.

Good rant!
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Re: Facebook

Permanent Linkby Bright on Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:36 pm

Currently being addicted to various parts of it.
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Re: Facebook

Permanent Linkby Cinquint on Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:28 pm

Bright wrote:Currently being addicted to various parts of it.

*shakes violently* YUH'VE GOT TAH GET AWAY D:
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Re: Facebook

Permanent Linkby Ka-Atis on Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:25 am

Facebook doesn't work very well for me. Most of my RL friends don't use it anyway, and those who do are very different from eachother, also from different countries or cultures. So what I post, no matter what I post, it will always bore or squick out a fair number of them. It gets unnatural for me to showcase things there, because I simply don't have anything to tell *all* of them. The result - I visit Facebook like three times a year, click some like buttons and maybe also toss in a comment here and there. It remains unimportant for me.

But yes, it's scary to see how other people can get totally addicted. It's like visiting a terrible pub, the beer is bad, the music horrible, the chairs can fall apart anytime, but still they go there, because everybody else do.. :?
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