Is Facebook Killing Your Relationship?
Facebook is one of the most well known websites out there today. It’s a great way to track lost friends and network with their friends. I know that most of my associates are a member of it and it has been a good resource to track lost buddies.
However, it is becoming apparent that many people and users of this site are becoming increasingly addicted to it. They find they spend most of their social life sat in front of the computer screen typing messages back and forth.
PRIVATE LIVES EXPOSED FOR ALL TO SEE
Others complain it is also exposing our own private lives for the world to see. Okay so you can contact via email, but many people are posting how they feel, what they are doing and who they are with nowadays. With the addiction of so many “additions”, it is also in some cases straining what were once solid relationships between two loved ones. Now it is all too easy to “flirt” with someone who is married or with a partner. And in some instances this spells the beginning for potential disaster that affects not just partners but also families.
I’ve had a couple of friends, and dare I say “ex-girlfriends” that have contacted me OR who have been in a relationship one day and then declared themselves “single” the next. Only to find that a number of men, classed or added as “friends” see this and immediately start the flirting. The same goes for men also. They are in a relationship one day and the next they are single, only to find numerous women or girls “hitting” on them for their attention.
Well you could say, is that unusual? Well it is a big NO. It happens anyway. Two people break up and people that have admired them from afar have made their move.
But with Face Book and other such sites, it is all too easy to make the initial contact and make your move. And the irony of it all is people just aren’t afraid to let everyone know if they want to!
But that is just a small part of the Internet World we live in.
We all have to communicate. But today we find we walk around and see every other person texts away on their mobile phones or sat at home emailing someone.
Have we as a society moved away from traditional face to face communication and contact and now rely on or indeed find it so much easier to communicate whilst hiding behind a PC or phone?
I think so. But that is just my opinion.
Computers, emailing and mobile phone text-ing are all great ways and certainly helpful ways to bring the world so much closer together. That isn’t being disputed. But despite those great benefits, because of that have we become so reliable and complacent that when faced with someone we just “do not know what to say?”
Parents from a generation or two ago now complain their kids spend too much time on the computer. Yet ironically it is themselves who switch the Internet on at night when the children are tucked up in bed and start typing away.
So is Face Book a good thing? Or have we become that absorbed in the ease of web based and mobile phone communication, that we have forgotten just what it means to chat face to face?
I’d be interested in feedback on this scenario. Let’s be honest, we all know we are living in a technologically based world where communication has never been easier. But have you, the user, become addicted and have you found that it has took the art of face to face communication and transformed you into a person who now struggles to do just that?
Author Note: Title edited from original publication.