Last week my Facebook account was "disabled" due to the fact that I had uploaded a picture that was against their "rules and regulations." I sent them a complaint and asked to let me know exactly which picture I had uploaded that was so offensive. I mean, I am somewhat careful of what I upload cos my mom is a "friend" of mine and I wouldn't be uploading pictures of cocks or bum shots. My mom would deffo not approve.
My account was "disabled" for about 4 days and the first day I was fine. I really didn't care cos I knew I had done nothing wrong. Then the 2nd a 3rd day... well... they weren't fun. I felt as though I was living in a bubble. I had no idea what was going on with my friends and I got texts like: "where are you?," what happened to your Facebook profile?," and to be honest I felt totally out of the loop. It did not feel good.
This made me ask myself what the hell would I do without Facebook and more importantly when the hell did I become so dependent on it? It is scary to think that something was created that you use everyday and when you don't have it anymore you feel somewhat... (I know this sounds a bit extreme) incomplete!
It seems that the whole world now is on Facebook (over 500 million) or is uploading some naked pic of them selves on twitter so I thought perfect chance for a poll and the question was:
Which one of the following social media networks could you not live without?
The choices were a) Twitter b) Bebo c) MySpace d) Facebook and finally e) none of the above
Well let's start off witht the ones that hardly anyone use Bebo had 0.55%, so that really is not poplular, then we had MySpace and both Twitter with exactly 1.01% each. I was surprised with Twitter not being used. I thought EVERYONE was on Twitter. Well maybe it's more of an American thing but then what of all those hunky guys uploading their semi-naked "twitpics?"
Then coming in 2nd place we have Facebook with 41.19% No surprises here, however I did think it would be slightly higer. Finally, coming in 1st place with over 56% the majority of you answered none of the above. So more than half of you can live without some sort of social media network in your lives!
Comments left on some of your answers summed it up pretty well I think. Someone commented: "They are all rubbish and cause more trouble than anything else! Boring!"
And: " Dull, Dull, Dull. A useful tool wasted by masses of brainless people with no intelect, no point to their lives and no understanding of real rleationships."
Ouch! Pretty harsh words! So, what do you make of the results? If people feel that they are a waste of time, why are they so popular? Comment away and have your say!