Y’know people say shit about social media along the lines of ‘OMG no one cares what anyone had for breakfast’ and like.
I do? I care. I’m pretty sure a lot of people care. I want to hear that the people I care about are having delicious breakfasts or saw something odd at work or flirted with a cute barista. Or just any little thoughts they have that they feel are worth sharing.
I’ve always kind of assumed that’s how you’re supposed to feel about your friends.
Yes, that’s true, but having variations of the same post constantly quickly becomes a bore. Also all the declarations of love; that’s what messages are for, I don’t want to see how much you love each other. While I’m happy for you, that’s your business, not mine.
I block people on FB, by which I mean I don’t see their posts. Generally, I only have FB because even e-mails are becoming outdated for socializing. I do this, not for my own privacy, but for theirs. Yes, I want to hear about your life, but I’d like to hear it from your mouth, and not some text that might as well have been a lucky chance of your cat walking on your keyboard.
Of course I care about my friends’ lives, and I get happy when something good happens to them. But I don’t need to know every time you’ve had pancakes for breakfast.