Monday, December 13, 2010
I have been thinking about facebook this week. I love to look at it but I am not sure it is always healthy. This week I saw where my niece had a little run-in with some friends. They prank called her and said some mean things and taped it with a webcam. They then put it on youtube and the facebook fight was on. Kids, especially girls, can be mean. I have been mean. Katy has been mean. However, when I was in school if you got in a fight with a friend you could make up easier. I think it is harder when the problem has been made public for many to view. It's also harder to tell a little white lie (which may be good). If I say I can't do something with someone because I am sick and Katy puts her status as "out having lunch with Mom" I could be in trouble! For example, this weekend I didn't tell anyone I was going to Tulsa but Katy put that as her status. It wasn't a secret but I still offended someone because I didn't tell them I was going to be gone for the day. To be fair, my Grandma is sick and I should have probably let someone know but I thought it would be OK if they just saw it on facebook. Perhaps facebook has made me less considerate and more casual. On the other hand I love to see what old friends have been doing. I have gotten help in classes and connected with many teachers who have given me advice through facebook. I can't decide if it is wonderful or not---maybe as with most things, it is fine in moderation!