Maladjusted?

A facebook detox anyone?

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Hold the front page!  British workforce productivity surges as bored office workers all over the UK are forced into actually doing some work.  Sadly, this isn’t the first signal of the end of the recession – this is the news that Facebook is down…causing panic and confusion for many people who insist on living the majority of their lives virtually.

If you are one of those social media addicts who cannot help but log onto their Facebook account every 10 minutes to update the rest of your friends list with your latest banal thought, or the ‘cute thing’ that your dog/cat/child/boyfriend just did…then I beg you…please please please try not to think too hard about all of those little lost Farmville sheep going unattended, the missed poker games and those holiday snaps of your ex girlfriend which are going unstalked.

You’ll only drive yourself insane and they will probably still be there when they eventually sort the server problem out (unless they’ve deleted your whole virtual kingdom by accident of course…<insert evil laugh here>)

UPDATE:  Facebook came back on…

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Written by Lores

August 31, 2010 at 2:58 pm

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  1. Not a fan then L?

    Jon in France

    September 1, 2010 at 1:58 pm

  2. You know what Jon, I’m actually a prolific Facebook user. This post was poking fun at myself just as much as anyone else… 😉

    Lores

    September 2, 2010 at 10:50 am

  3. Hi Lores…. I concur. I often wonder what ability the next generation will have to communicate effectively face to face.

    Virtual socializing is limited in dimensions. We cannot experience inflections and body language through which we are oft told makes up some 90% of our communication.

    And… who cares who just flossed their teeth or scratched their butt. The notion that anyone thinks this is worth their friends time and attention is frightening.

    Um… I may be drifting a bit here topic-wise, but Seinfeld says a lot here about iPhone use and addiction which is certainly related to social media and FB.

    For me, social networking is only a small part of my overall existence and interactions. I prefer face to face and couldn’t care less of the moment to moment details (status updates) of my friends lives.

    Ciao.

    Chaz

    Chaz

    November 18, 2010 at 2:20 am

  4. Oops… heres the seinfeld link…

    Chaz

    November 18, 2010 at 2:20 am


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