Technology

Facebook Is Not Your Friend

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And then alcohol said ‘Put that on Facebook, it’s hilarious.” But alcohol was wrong. So very wrong.
– Author Unknown –

All I know is that I carried you for nine months. I fed you, I clothed you, I paid for your college education. Friending me on Facebook seems like a small thing to ask in return.
– Jodi Picoult, Sing You Home –

Dear Facebook: Adding an ‘Unfriend until Election Day” option would save me a lot of time.
– someecards –

Facebook is kind of like prison. You spend all day staring at walls and getting poked by people you don’t know.
– Authors Unknown –

Facebook is like a fridge. Even though you know nothing new is going on, you still go and aimlessly check every 10 minutes.
– Author Unknown –

Facebook is not your friend, it is a surveillance engine.
– Richard Stallman –

Facebook is the perfect platform for constructive political discourse… said no one, ever.
– Megan Bailey –

Facebook should have a limit on how many times you can update your relationship status. After 3, it should default to ‘Unstable’.
– Author Unknown –

If anything, social media has driven us further apart. On top of the filter bubbles that push us toward more extreme and entrenched beliefs, social media has become an environment fueled by outrage.
Outrage is viral, outrage is easy, and with anonymity — or at least distance — screaming your outrage on social media or even launching personal attacks carries no consequences.
As outrage has come to be the dominant culture of social media, what started as a way to connect people has largely become a way to attack people or simply express anger.
– Francisco Dao – Fueled by Outrage –

If you can’t stop thinking about someone’s update, that’s called “status cling.
– Jessica Park, Flat-Out Love

If you get a friend request from someone named Jeremiah, it’s okay to accept it. He’s a bullfrog. He’s a good friend of mine. You won’t understand a single word he says, but he has some mighty fine wine…
– Internet –

It’s a highly deceptive world, one that constantly asks you to comment but doesn’t really care what you have to say.
– David Levithan, Two Boys Kissing –

It’s going to be interesting to watch presidential elections in around 2040, when voters can dig up candidates’ teenage angst pics and posts from old social media and discussion forum archives.
– Mikko Hypponen –

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Leaving Facebook is the adult version of running away from home. You are only doing it for attention, and everyone knows you’ll be back.
– Author Unknown –

Never before has a generation so diligently recorded themselves accomplishing so little.
– Author Unknown –

One day Youtube, Twitter and Facebook will join together and be called… Youtwitface.
– Author Unknown –

One of the reasons I use Facebook is to laugh, have fun and converse with my friends and family. I don’t use it to get worked up or stressed out over something I see that I disagree with. There’s enough political coverage in the mainstream media. More than enough.
– Scott Dickson –

Political commentary and social cause posts on Facebook – makes me long for the good old days of Farmville requests and pictures of cats.
– Author Unknown –

Recently thought of deleting my Facebook account and start using Twitter, but realized it’s not easy. Facebook has become like the boyfriend I no longer like but scared to dump because I’ve invested so much time in the relationship.
– Manasa Rao Saarloos, author –

Roses are red, Facebook is blue, no mutual friends, who the hell are you?
– Author Unknown –

Santa saw your Facebook posts. This year you’re getting a dictionary.
– Author Unknown –

That one little phrase, Your real friends—so quaint, so charmingly mothering—perfectly encapsulates the anxieties that social media have produced: the fears that Facebook is interfering with our real friendships, distancing us from each other, making us lonelier; and that social networking might be spreading the very isolation it seemed designed to conquer.
– The Atlantic – Is Facebook Making Us Lonely? –

There are many things of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson –

We post content that isn’t ours, for likes that aren’t real, to impress people we don’t know.
– Author Unknown –

You may have friends on Facebook, but Facebook is not your friend. It wants your money. It wants your information. It wants your time.
– Tom Searcy, CBS Moneywatch –

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