I was on Facebook today and I started to wonder just exactly what was Facebook for?
Why are we even on Facebook?
I would think that most of us originally got on Facebook to communicate with the loved ones in our lives that lived far away.
But is that what it is, still?
As I scrolled down my newsfeed, I noticed that most of what everyone put on their walls were recipes, political statements, religious statements, and the like. Things that someone else came up with and that are getting passed on from one person to the other with no actual communication between them.
I am guilty of the same.
I started posting yummy recipes on my wall with the intent that I would some day try them out.
Yet I still click that little ‘share’ icon each time one of them catches my eye and tempts my taste-buds.
Being a born again Christian, anything that expressed my faith was shared also.
I tried to steer clear of anything political because I got annoyed with some liberal friends of mine that were always slamming conservatives and I did not want to get into a posting war with them over our differences.
But then when my irritation with Washington got going, I began sharing all the little political signs and messages that expressed my political leanings.
But that seems to be all that is shared.
Other than a birthday greeting, do we actually communicate with those that we have befriended?
Am I missing something?
Is this all there is?
I certainly hope not.
Wouldn’t it be more beneficial to us and to our friends and family to open up the doors to communication and actually share what is going on in our lives?
To let them know that we care about them and not just about what is trending at any given moment?
I think it would, and I am resolving right now to try to get into my friends list and write a personal message on each wall every other week or so. I cannot guarantee more than that, but I will do my best.
Care to join me?
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