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post #31 of 35
Facebook is as far as most people are willing to go to be in porn. It's simple exhibitionism. The self-loathing comes in when you catch yourself looking at so much banal and contrived shit. Reality advertising?
post #32 of 35
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Originally Posted by Stedye View Post
Not all studies are absolutely foolproof. I have many friends on Facebook who are successful professionals with very high Self-Esteem and they are not narcissistic. I don't agree with the findings on this one

Your friends sound like total cunts but then you're in Atlanta.
post #33 of 35
Facebook is at least useful for a specific reason. about 80% of my friends and family don't live in the same state as me, so it makes sense as a convenient way to keep in touch/exchange friendly banter. Twitter, on the other hand, serves no other purposes than to act out one's attention-whoredom
post #34 of 35
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The problem is that Facebook has become a standard mode of communication for people under 35. Not participating can be very anti-social.
I'd say it's 2nd to cell phone texting but it still makes me hate it. When I meet new people they think something is wrong with me because I don't have a facebook. Or that I'll call them for real instead of reply to a text w/ another text and they're always "why didn't you just text me". No facebook is a handicap when meeting and staying in touch with people in the mid 20s. Honestly I am thinking of making a new profile or digging up my old one and using it - once in a while. I haven't touched facebook since it debued. All I did was register, look it over once and log out. My profile is probably still there, untouched since 2003 if they don't purge them. My university in fall 03 iirc sent out an email to all students saying "hey check this out, find study partners!" It seemed dumb because anybody I would have friended lived in the same co-ed building as me anyways. And it's not like a bunch of horny college kids would use it to find study partners anyways.
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Twitter, on the other hand, serves no other purposes than to act out one's attention-whoredom
If you work purchasing and/or sales and some of your vendors use it to post about promotional sales or discounts it's extremely useful.
post #35 of 35
There is a good bit of facebookism here on SF. We post pictures of ourselves and socialize, talk about what we did, where we went for vacation, etc. In fact, sartory is a narcissist's endeavor if there ever was one. Real social networking may be found over a dinner table, at the beach, at work, in the park, etc. Computer networking like facebook makes it easy to keep people on the radar (for example, high school pals), so it does have its place. The headline that facebook is for narcissists and self-loathers reminds me of the teasers for the Eleven O'Clock News: "Is a Poison Gas Billowing through Your Neighborhood? Find out at Eleven." The headline told me all I needed to know about the contents.
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