When Facebook is Fabulous, and when it isn’t

facebook logoI am in two minds about Facebook. When I read the boring status updates of people (AKA friends) who only use it to talk twat, I get bored, switch off and don’t bother to look at it for weeks on end (so please don’t post anything important on my wall!). On the other hand there are places and people who use it as a vital discussion forum, because their own society and politics don’t allow them the freedom to do so in public. See http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/oct/21/egypt-facebook-revolution . Egypt isn’t the only place- take a look at the problems of Facebook in Pakistan and in China. Some people who really need interconnectivity make a great use of it; others use it for narcisstic purposes. So, next time you are tempted to post another update on being legless, tired or bored…think about how it could be used to really engage in two way communication that could change the world.


About catherinesweet
Academic, professional, communicator, stakeholder in a dozen different disguises

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