Okay, so due to peer pressure, I signed up for Facebook the other day and so far I have spent way more time than I am willing to admit getting aquainted with it.
I don't get it.
I mean, I understand it, but I don't "get" it. It's neat to have my friends on there, but I talk to them every day anyway. It's neat to have friends I used to have in college on there, but I didn't really care about them after college which is why I haven't been talking with them, but they "friended" me and now I am supposed to care about their moment to moment thoughts?
It just seems like a total waste of time, completely superficial and frivolous.
I thought that since 12 year olds can do this stuff, so can I. But I guess not. I am almost 31 years old and there are people far older than I am who get it, so where has my mindset gone wrong?
Oh, and talk about creepy. So, some my kid cousins (one is 14 but I still remember her as a toddler) "friended" me. So I looked at her profile and photos and couldn't believe how many "does your mother know about this" type photos she has for everyone to see!
And how does Facebook know who I might want to be friends with? A list of 35 people came up and I knew every single one of them!
What is with the "News Feeds" and "Live Feeds"? They aren't even in order of time sequence!! Do I have to read the whole page each time I visit Facebook to keep up? Do I get an update and then go visit friends' walls, or what?
I already have 15 friends and I can't keep up. How do people keep up with 314 (like my kid cousins)?!
I spent time Googling this question too, e.g. "I don't get Facebook" and "How to use Facebook". And while many others share my thoughts and concerns, there are no answers out there other than "how can you not get it?"
But I do get FOO.