OT - Thankful Thursday
Sorry I'm so late to the game. I know it's Friday Eve, but if feels more like Monday 4.0. Phew! Heckuva week.
I am focusing on one thing. Please don't feel you need to limit yourself to one! I am thankful for:
Zero obsession with social media (unless you count STalk!)
I sort of have a fakebook account. "Sort of" means I keep it DEactivated and REactivate once in a blue moon to check out new family pics (a dozen great-nieces/nephews under 5!!!). That's it. I was active on fakebook in the past and found it to be waaaaay too much BS for me. The things that I found off-putting: bickering, in-your-face-ads, and the obsession with selfies.
Selfies. WTH. What is up with these people who feel the need to costantly post selfies?! And I do mean constantly. Some post one every day. A few post MULTIPLE selfies every day. Are you bored? Are you not getting enough attention at home?? Is this some secret code telling us you've been abducted by aliens and the selfies give clues to your whereabouts??? As one who prefers to be behind the camera and avoids being in pictures as much as possible, I am truly baffled.
Bickering. Holey.Old.Socks. When did Social Media turn into "Let's Be An Argumentative Arsehole About Everything"? Sheesh. What you wear, what you eat, your religious/political/sexual preference, you have too many/not enough/when are you having kids stuff, your car is too big/small/wrong color/uses too much gas/is snobby and/or elitest.... I felt like I was watching a The Librarians And The Rise Of Chaos episode where Apep has "whammied" everyone into fighting. Crikey, people. Can't we try to harmonize?
Ads. Ads popped up with every page scroll. Yes, Every.Single.Scroll. The 'rona ads made me freaking claustrophobic! Get your shot. Change your profile pic to show you got your shot. How/what you can do in your community. Masks. Fact checks. 'rona, 'Rona, 'RONA. Hey, I know we're in a pandemic, but I can read news regularly without having 'rona shoved in my face every few inches. Gadzooks! This is supposed to be SOCIAL media - a place where I socialize. Not make me what to buy an uncharted island and disappear from all human contact in complete paranoia.
Where was the fun? The joy?? The comraderie??? *scratch_one-s_head*
So I got my fill of family photos (newest addition is 2 weeks old and she's a beauty!! <3 ) and promptly DEactivated the account. Again. Maybe I'll check back in December. This woman is thankful to have STalk as my single social media obsession! *drinks*