I hate facebook. Even as a shut in who doesn't want to socialize can see the weirdness of it all. Suddenly I'm full of knowledge of the lives of friends I had in junior high. I know much more than I want to. It is a lot like watching cable news. TMI TOO MUCH INFORMATION!
I "friended" my old neighbor from 2001. After reading about her every walk, every mow, every meal, every time she turned around, I learned to control my feeds. I actually had to unfriend my favorite wild niece because I could not control myself when it came to comments on her life style. Now that didn't feel good. So sick of all the game requests and the scrabble doesn't seem fair. I think it has something to do with teacher but without an iphone I'm out of that loop. A few more difficult years trying to teach my ten year old grandson the evils of social media. I finally gave in and had him "unfriend" me. Agh! So, all that still did not break me of my terrible habit of reading about the daily habits of my friends. My family. A few friends of friends. The ex boyfriend of a old friend because he is gay and quite entertaining. I know all the comings and goings of a old friend's ex boyfriends' son. I was looking for her, no luck with that. But, did find out that her ex boyfriend was married back in the day and had a toddler running around. I "friended" the son, looking for her and now I can't quit him. He is a mess and likes to post about his daily struggle with what most of us find mundane. His Daddy is dead and they didn't find the body for three days. So. I know all of that but still did not find my real friend. I "unfriended" my grandson's mother last week because I don't like the photo's she posts of him and his gang. So now I won't get to see the good times but then again I won't be all up in his business either. The final straw came this week. After struggling with the TOO MUCH information end of it. I cut off all feeds except hippie peace freaks and the last two people I mentioned but don't know personally. I MISSED the birth of a new family member. It is six days since my nephew had his second child and I stumbled on the news way late and now I'm upset. I HATE facebook. I hate the knowing and the not knowing of every move everyone makes.