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Facebook is the new and improved Big Brother. 

It has become an addictive habit for those, or should I say most, of the people who have a misconception of the word curiosity.

More people are becoming Facebook members each day, this social network, of more than billions of users, centralizes almost everything: pictures, chat, e-mail, videos, games are just some of the applications offered. It has all the online tools in one place. And all your friends. A fatal cocktail for the weak spirited people, who spend their hours online.

A computer is the basic tool everyone has to work, study and play.Whenever someone has a break from work or in between classes, they run to their computers or turn their cellphones on to check their accounts. Even in our sleep we think about who might be posting a new video, photo or creating a new group.

Some people love the fact that ever since they created a Facebook account, they have been able to find their childhood friends, school friends or those they’ve met overseas. 

A few are just fakers, meaning they can be anyone he or she chooses to be. They can also become perfect liars with the same taste in music, books and interests as someone else might have just to catch their attention.

This is how sometimes crimes happen.  

Privacy doesn’t seem to be a concern anymore for people who are adding unknown people from all over the country.

Others have replaced their night time reading for an hour or two of checking their messages, new friend requests and looking at pictures of their ex-girlfriend/boyfriend. That is, doing nothing productive with their time or should I call it, wasting time in modern life.

A month has passed since I noticed my Facebook overdose was increasing and I didn’t like it. This realization took me back to my daily reading of newspapers and books. 

Reading meant the return of a healthy habit, which not only is my alternative to spending hours on the internet but which creates a whole world to explore.

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3 thoughts on “Cybernetic overdose

  1. I could not agree more! The lack of privacy and the amazing willingness of everyone on Facebook to share themselves so freely with–at times–complete strangers is frightening. Even in our world of visual stimulants, we are losing more and more of our privacy. It is one thing to choose not to read. It is another to have visuals forced upon us every time we exit our homes.

    The world? Who knows where we are going as we slowly lose our ability to think for ourselves. A scary but very real thought.

    Thank you for posting this thought. I’m glad I’m not the only one out there worried for our minds.

  2. I’m glad you switched back to book reading! I like how you refer to obsessive facebook habits as “wasting time in modern life.” Great blog

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