I haven’t been on Facebook in almost three years, so I don’t have Facebook fatigue. However, according to this article, other people are getting tired of it. People are taking long breaks from Facebook, which says they are no longer as interested in the social network as they used to be. To me, that’s a good thing.
Social networks have their good points and their bad points, but for the most part, I see them as more of a time-waster than anything else. I can understand if you’re using Facebook for marketing or for your job or for connecting with relatives you hardly ever see, but most of the time, nobody pays as much attention to your posts as you think they do. It’s like yelling in a cave and hearing your own voice echo back. Social networks give people the guts to say things that they would never say to others’ faces. Social networks can help the spread of rumors and pointless drama.
The key to being on social networks is the key to a lot of other things in life: self-control. Everything in moderation. If you think you’re spending too much time on Facebook, then take a break. A good percentage of people are doing this, and that’s good. There are many people who don’t believe in moderation. I personally think I’m spending way too much time on Twitter and Tumblr, so I should probably take a break. It’ll be a good thing to give up for Lent.
Are you suffering from Facebook (or social network) fatigue?