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FB, A Fad to Fade Out?

goldboxAll is not gold that glitters! That’s what an old proverb says. This might fit a personal case of mine at FB when the other day a text message appeared on my cell’s screen. The sender wanted to add my account to his (or could it be her) list as a friend at FB. But annoyingly (s)he required me to load my FB album with scads of my personal photos!! What a requirement! Though I realised that a friendship could be established online by any grounds (including those of photos) but to load my FB album with scads of my personal photos as the friendship requirement for me is too much to ask even if my album was already loaded with my photos!

Am I trying to say that FB is of no use at all?? For sure I’m not. Because I believe that every cloud has silver lining. And I also realise that the mature and more honest users of FB are growing in number day in day out. However, it is a solid fact that so many users of FB still use the network to establish improper relationships through dishonest revealment or intention like the real experience I told above.

Does FB give rise to adverse effects to some?? Well, it is kinda hard to reply. Only if you are too much addicted to the network, it may cause some adverseness to you and for people around you! But fortunately that kinda addiction problem will not happen to me. I don’t know why it is hard for me to get addicted to a network like that of FB. Perhaps I had long bought into a perception that a network like FB still teems with fakers and pharisees. Whatever it took shape, the network has never been so lustrous to me though it is said that the popularity of the network is skyrocketing. I still find that blogging is still more lustrous than FB. The benefits gained from blogging still attract me more than those gained from FB. And I still stick to a blind judgement that only the pushovers and the also-rans who opt for FB over blogging… :mrgreen: Besides we don’t know how long FB will linger. It could be that FB is just a fad like Friendster which peaked before FB rises to fame. But look now the culminating FB  managed to push down FS to a near vanishing point! At least that’s what is happening in Indonesia.  Will history repeat itself?? Will FB just be another FS to fade out in a year or two?? We’ll wait and see…

However, once again, the rise and fall of this FB will not affect me, since if I have time to kill online I will not waste my time on farting about with FB! Of course I do have a FB account, but to me, the only some fun I see is when I succeed in finding my long lost friends. Beyond that matter I wonder why is it hard for me to see any??