Saturday, October 9, 2010

About Face......(Book)

Facebook. Social networking. Visiting with folks you haven't seen in umpteen years. Sounds good right? I've been facebooking for a long time, but I really only post things about LMW, and my Mom. Just to share what's going on with her and to brag on the boy. Yes, I admitted it. Facebook is a place where you can brag and others will actually encourage you. That part is fun. The part where folks are getting political and hateful, not so much.

Yes, anyone on facebook has the right to post anything they please. And it is a venue for getting your personal agenda out there. It's a place where you can vent to your heart's content and others will commiserate. It's a place where you can criticize your family, friends, co-workers..... and it's your choice. But, it's not mine.

In the beginning, I wanted to be a part of facebook to visit with friends and family. The longer I participate, the more negative things I see. It's not fun anymore. I don't play the games, and lately all I do is skim to see if any of my family is sharing something I need to know. And that sort of rankles too, because how hard can it be to send me an email or text message? Or wait! What happened to phone calls?

There are so many people who are saying such negative things. It makes me cringe to read it. I just keep going back to my Bible where it tells me not to say anything if I can't say something nice. What?! You didn't know that came from the Bible? Well my friend, take a look in Ephesians 4:29......."Let no corrupt word go out of your mouth, but if [there be] any good one for needful edification, that it may give grace to those that hear [it]." Ohhh my. Shut my mouth, and stop my typing fingers.....

So, for now, I'm going on hiatus from facebook. It's going to be very hard, because it really is addictive. I made it through yesterday without looking. I hope I can continue. The only time I will look, is when I receive an email with a personal private message on there. Then I will go directly to that message answer it and leave.

It sure did free up a lot of time yesterday....

3 comments:

Michelle said...

I totally see where you are coming from. I get fed up with the vague comments and complaints that leave you wondering but you don't wanna be nosey and ask for specifics. I've finally decided I will ask if I so choose...b/c if you put it on facebook you forfeit the right to privacy and a defensive attitude toward hearsay and criticism! LOL.

LeLe said...

I hardly ever get on during the weekends and it's quite refreshing.

Mariliz's Musings said...

Oh my goodness I can so relate. I will join you on this hiatus.