Facebook (off topic)

Diana Chapman rarebulbs@suddenlink.net
Wed, 16 Oct 2013 07:26:52 PDT
I couldn't agree more with you Lauw.  I do not use Facebook.  I don't 
want their constant "you have six new friends" messages, and I don't 
want to spend more time on the computer.  When you have a small 
business, you spend and inordinate amount of time on the computer.  I 
don't like it, but I realize it is essential, and without the internet I 
wouldn't have a business.  However, when I started Telos, I did so 
because I love bulbs and the challenge of growing difficult species.  I 
didn't realize that a larger and larger part of my day would be spent 
staring at a computer screen.  So, when someone says 'you can contact 
this person on Facebook', that's it for me. Connecting with friends, for 
me, is meeting them face to face or hearing their voice.

> Hello all,
> I did not want to start an argument  for or against Facebook. But so many
> mails appear to  make you believe that Facebook is really" innocent and
> safe" but missing the  real point.  So many studies  declare the contrary;
> Facebook is a  social phenomen in which we can get  "caught up .
> Personally I don't need it socially  and for my business I can easily do
> without it . One or two forums is enough for me and for the rest I rely on
> direct personal contacts.
> Just look at this Youtube; it explains more than I can say. Furtheron there
> are so many social studies which explain how  we want to be part of this
> trend  and how it never satifies what we are really looking for.
> Kind greetings
> Lauw de Jager  South of France
> http://www.bulbargence.com/
> http://www.youtube.com/watch/?v=c6Bkr_udado
> 'We are living in an isolation that would have been unimaginable to our
> ancestors, and yet we have never been more accessible,' wrote Stephen
> Marche.
> The passive consumption of other people's lives over social media - their
> idealized pictures of holidays, work, meals and family - seem to result in a
> more negative perception of our own lives and social interactions.
> Kross' study concludes, ' On the surface, Facebook provides an invaluable
> resource for fulfilling the basic human need for social connection. Rather
> than enhancing well-being, however, these findings suggest that Facebook may
> undermine it.
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