21 Reasons To Love And Hate Facebook

Hello everyone! I hope you are having a Super Sunday. I am back again with a cool post and it is a Sunday, I am not going to write about something which makes you use your mind even a bit so here I am just providing you a humorous article about some serious and funny reasons why I love and hate Facebook. Overall, I still would say that I love it but here I am compiling the points I noticed about facebook. I have also included some feedback about Facebook I got from my fellow tweeps. Enjoy the day!

Why I love Facebook

1. It’s funny: I have some strange friends. These strange friends often find strange things on the internet, then post them on Facebook. It is usually a comment, video or news article. Now, thanks to my friends on Facebook who share stuff that makes them laugh, I get a good laugh too.

2. It keeps us connected: Facebook has allowed for us to stay in touch with one another on a larger and more convenient scale than ever before. Orphans have sought out their biological parents, high school flames have reunited, one-night stands from that bachelor party in Las Vegas have come back with a baby in their arms, and so on. But best of all, you can stay in touch with good friends from your recent past.

3. Party invitations: For the college student, this is truly one of Facebook’s most lovable features. With Facebook, it is incredibly simple to host a party and/or be invited to one. In less than one minute, you can invite 800+ friends to a party. It also allows you to give additional information like the address, date, time, what to bring, who is attending and the dress code.

4. Chat: I remember how easy Yahoo! Instant Messenger made it for me to ask girls out in the 5th grade. A lot has changed since my time and I now use Facebook chat to ask girls out. It’s a simple, quick, and convenient way to talk with friends who happen to be online while you are.

5. Getting creepy: I am joking, but not really. Let me explain: Facebook is great for “scoping the scene.” There is no such thing as a blind date anymore if you can see photos and learn his/her interests, work history, DOB, and even favorite books beforehand. It is also a good way to remember a friends birthday or stalk your exes without breaking and entering.

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6. Photographs: This my number one reason why I love Facebook. Many Facebook users upload photos like it’s their job. Whether of a recent backpacking trip around Europe or a best friends wedding, give it one week and you will have photos of it. Just tell your friends to ‘tag’ you and photos from a range of quality, perspectives and angles will start to pour in. It is the simplest way to receive and post photos online.

7. Business: As the biggest social networking site in the world, there is no surprise why Facebook is good for business. In order to succeed in today’s business economy, social networking is essential. If you own a small business, or are trying to promote a new product, Facebook is a great way to get the word out, develop a following, keep your customers connected, and better your business.

8. Nostalgia: Facebook is an online library of your photographs and friends. Reliving old memories or contacting old friends can bring back some warm fuzzy feelings.

9. Strange status updates: I would much rather hear a strange status update like, “farted in my car on the way to work and almost lost my breakfast” πŸ˜€ than a sad or mundane update about what you ate for breakfast πŸ™ .

Why I Hate Facebook

10. Emotional status updates: If you update your status, I would prefer it to be either insightful, funny, useful, or as I previously mentioned, straight up strange. If you are fishing for compliments with updates like “going to the gym” or seeking help with “life sucks right now,” then please go somewhere else. You are fat and life doesn’t suck.

11. It’s addictive: Nicotine, alcohol, heroin, Facebook…same thing. If you feel like Facebook has you trapped under a frozen lake, without a hole for air, you might be addicted. In a generation marked by shorter attention spans, Mark Zuckerberg has provided a quick form of entertainment where you and your friends are the subject matter. Now, with features like Facebook mobile, you can be entertained anywhere and anytime.

12. It gives a false sense of community: Robin Dunbar, professor of psychology from the University of Liverpool states, “the lack of social contact, the lack of sense of community, may be the most pressing social problem of the new millennium.” It’s true, the world would be a better place with a strong global sense of community. While this was one of Mr. Zuckerberg’s initial intentions with Facebook, it may have backfired. Yes Facebook does help to create bonds between people worldwide, but it is still a much weaker bond than good-old face-to-face communication.

13. Mom and dad are on Facebook: As a young adult, the last thing you want Mom and Dad to know is everything you’re up to, complete with photographs to look at and comments to read. In the beginning years, Facebook was strictly for college students. Today, grandma can sign up and check out what kind of shenanigans her 16 year old granddaughter is up to. Uh oh grandma.

14. Compare and contrast: It’s a horrible, but undeniable trait among the modern human. We constantly judge, compare and analyze ourselves and one another. Facebook provides a platform for you to do that. The fight in order to ‘keep up’ with the Jones’ can be detrimental to your mental health, and Facebook can easily facilitate the desire to do so. My only advice is to be yourself and do your own thing. 100%

15. Waste of time: “Holy crap, I just spent an hour on Facebook.” I don’t know how, but Mark Zuckerberg has discovered a time warp. Facebook has the ability to suck hours out of our potentially productive day, without our realizing it. I believe our time indoors and online should be limited, and our time outside and free from our devices, increased.

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16. The Facebook over-user: You know who you are: crowding up the mini-feed with comments, stupid cat videos, hourly status updates on what you’re feeling and otherwise mindless jabber. Have some respect. Don’t do that.

17. Friend suggestions: This is a fairly recent and quite pesky feature. Facebook will allow you to send or receive messages offering friend suggestions. Facebook also provides a tool that creates a list of people it thinks you should be friends with. Who are you, computer, to tell me who to be friends with? That is annoying, and what’s more annoying is that there isn’t a physical, tangible being that I can blame and/or tell to piss off.

18. Loss of privacy: I know, it’s my fault. Anything you post on the internet, including on Facebook, can potentially be accessed by anyone in the world. That is weird to me. Additionally, people you have not seen in years can know a lot about you: the last vacation you went on, who your friends are, how many tattoos you have, your relationship status, work experience, education history and more. Do our life experiences and achievements become invalid unless the entire internet world knows about them? Is this real life? Where am I? Are you my dad? Uhhhh…

19. Groups, causes and fan pages: Outside the world of Facebook, these have no relevance. None. If you join a cause on Facebook, it means you are doing nothing more than sitting in your armchair and saying you care with a ‘click’. You will never cure cancer or save the seals from your laptop. Furthermore, joining the group “If 1,000,000 people join this group, I will name my first born son Frankenstein” is funny, I agree. But unless I personally get to hang out with Frankenstein, coach his T-ball team, and go for pizza afterwards, then I don’t care. Name the poor boy Timmy so he doesn’t grow up blaming his failures on the fact that his dead-head parents named him Frankenstein.

20. Unknown friend requests: I don’t understand this. No random person on the street has ever approached me and asked me to be their friend. Why then, does this happen all the time on Facebook? If I’m not friends with you in real life, I’m not going to be friends with you on the internet.

21. Relationship status updates: It is a big step in the modern relationship. But today, the time to define the relationship may come via a Facebook message. Be careful how you respond. It’s a beautiful thing… a relationship, but choosing to update it on Facebook first could be a mistake if done without proper consent.

Now this one is for you! Do you Like facebook like me or you hate it as some of them do ? Well, I personally still love it due to some personal reasons. πŸ™‚

Are you on Facebook ? If yes, please do like a fanpage of this blog Thecopypasteblog. Thanks and keep supporting but don’t forget to add a comment about your views about loving or hating facebook πŸ˜‰

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21 Comments


    1. yeah! for promotion and stay connected its nice but I hate it when I keep on login back to it over and over again πŸ™

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    1. yeah! and nowadays there are many services available with which you can increase your fans by paying a moderate amount πŸ™‚

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  1. You can say what you will about it, and I have never been a big fan of it. However I went on facebook recently and started a search for my long lost baby sister. I have not seen her for 23 years or so. I knew her name and I typed it in the search bar. Up came a familiar face, I was working with this person at a restraunt named Joes Crab Shack! I had been working with my baby sister!! Neither one of us knew it! We are now best friends, all because of facebook!

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  2. I never liked Facebook earlier. but then when I started blogging and getting into freelance work it helped me a lot. Right now I too have a love – hate relationship with facebook. Actually users get funny on facebook, the other day some has an update as follows : "exams" and the next thing you know, there are like 15 people "liking" that update…I mean, 15 people actually like the fact that someone is having exams….taking pleasure in misery?
    But still, it helps reconnect with long lost acquaintances…..no harms!

    My recent post THE TOONS AND ME!

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    1. the best feature which I have loved about Facebook is that it reconnects people! Yes, I have found back almost all my lost classmates and now constantly in touch with them :))

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  3. I mostly love facebook for a variety of reasons, most of which you've listed here, but I really do HATE it because in Sweden it's ok for an employer to refuse to hire or even fire his/her employees because of what they've written on facebook, so in a sense I hate the Swedish government more than facebook in this matter :P..
    There have been a few cases already (one of which demanded an employee not to hide any status updates from his employers, wtf?!) and the supreme court here considered what you say on facebook can be considered as if you've said it in person directly to your boss. I mean, come on, FB is supposed to be a fun place to NOT be serious, not an extra spy to report everything back to your boss.

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    1. I have faced a similar problem as yours almost πŸ˜› Actually I was trying to criticize my college and the admins took it so seriously and then the same old story as you know but somehow I managed to survive and since then I started hating facebook a bit but there are enough reasons to love it as well πŸ˜‰

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  4. potentially the world's largest data mining website now that people freely give their info to, only to have them sold out to corporations, with only illusions of complex security features that are virtually useless.

    Rather large dislike right there.

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  5. i love FB in general.only thing i hate is how people use it.i'm not the emotional type and hate it when people rant abt their feelings-facebook is a social network site not a relationship counselling site.

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  6. For those who have earned profit from facebook will definitely love it even if you have explained every possible way to hate it..By the way it was good to read.

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