A lot of people are talking these days about being addicted to Facebook. Indeed, Facebook is an Internet phenom bigger than the youtube video “Hey Macaroni!” — a spoof of the popular Macarena song, featuring a squad of elbow pasta that comes to life for a lively song and dance number. Man that was a good video. (I can’t find it on youtube to share with you. So... umm... just imagine it! hahaha! Good, hey?)
Lately I’ve been wondering if I, too, am addicted to Facebook. Some people tell me I am. So I did a bit of online research, looking for tips and tricks for the Facebook Addict (how to curb your usage, etc) Here are some of them:
1. Define your goals on Facebook.
My goals on Facebook? To find the juice. That’s all I’m lookin’ for, baby… I want to fill my gossip cup to the top with the juice. Juice me up!
2. Think of other things you could be doing with your time spent on Facebook. If you find yourself spending, say, 10 hours a week on Facebook, make a list of all the other things you could accomplish in that time. You could:
~ Pick up a part-time job and invest that money in stocks (ewww. No!)
~ Teach a child to throw a football (this is the gayest suggestion I’ve ever read. Seriously.)
~ Build a gas scooter or an adobe wall (I don’t even know what either of these things are!)
~ Calculate the centre of gravity (Get outta here!!!! I don’t wannu!!)
~ Teach yourself a new language (Non!)
~ Make a papasan cushion (Wait, WHAT??! Make a what?? HAHahahaha. How random and specific?)
~ Start a Notebook. Write down your feelings (this is stupid.)
I think at the end of the day, you only really have a “problem” with Facebook if you are neglecting your daily duties (like not feeding your kids) or missing work. If you have real-life friends on there, and you keep up-to-date with them through the site, what’s the harm? People who say to me, “how can you be so obsessed with Facebook? It’s boring!” must not have any real friends on the site. Or no important friends, anyway. Because it is a miraculous tool to keep in touch.
The truth is, I don't actually use the site for gossipy juice. I use it to share my stupid pictures, look at other people's stupid pictures, write on my brother's wall and message friends. So, screw you, papasan cushion!!! Screw you.