Weekly writing challenge : Mind the gap

Here’s my response to:

FACEBOOK: TO POKE OR TO PUKE?

50/50, 3 reasons each to be fair. But the ironic thing is that, they overlap! It won’t be a bane if so many people are using it, or rather to say, choose to use it and not all things are perfect, so you can’t possibly have the best of both worlds.

It is of course in my opinion, based on my personal experience. However, I am not to answer directly to privacy concerns, and I am thus including other reasons why I find it a boon and a bane.

WHY TO POKE?

  1. Get connected. I get to “friend” , I get to find long lost friends and stay in touch with them, see what’s up with their life without having to personally contact them, because sometimes you just need to know what’s going on and not to inquire. Showing your support by giving a like or comment is all it takes.
  2. Share. It’s like an online sharing thing, you share things that you feel like sharing, to tell people what you’ve been up to, since almost everything is instantaneous, information gets conveyed quickly.
  3. Comment. You get to share your opinion and views, give your piece of mind, and to find like-minded people about a certain issue.

TO PUKE>>>>

  1. Get connected. People no longer take the time to talk to you personally, relationships are lost just like that, because being a friend means they ask you out in order to get updates on their Facebook, which is kind of paradoxic. You get judged by the number of updates on your wall sometimes. no updates=no life.
  2. Privacy. Your privacy gets invaded, but then again, you are the one who went along with the privacy policy, isn’t it? Although we could control and limit how much we want people to see, but there is not always a clear line between categorization of friends, acquaintances , even groups since people come and go in your life. Whenever you like a post, it appears in your friend’s news feed, but you wouldn’t always want people to know what you like.
  3. Sharing. Some of your friends spam, they post a status every 5 minutes, they imply that “A” is up to no good and yet they never mention who A is. For example; “Don’t think you are that great, you are so fake” etc etc. Who does “YOU’ refer to? It gives them courage to bitch about others online, yet they failed to tell that to the person’s face directly—maybe even causing defamation issues.What’s worse is that if people think that the status refers to them, even if it’s not. Imagine if everyone told the truth.
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