The Social Networked Disease

I find it really unfortunate that our generation (being anyone born between 1985 and 1995) has a complete fatal attraction to social networks (such as Facebook, Myspace, Bebo, Friendster, etc). We are constantly updating the world on our less than interesting excursions of the day. The second-by-second updates that people post about their lives get very tiresome and clutter up my "News Feed". I feel just as lame and sociocratic as I make other people out to be, but I try to trick myself into thinking that the only reason I have a Facebook is to keep in contact with old friends.

Really...?

No one is going to buy that. It's crazy, really. Absolute nonsense. The reason people update their status' constantly is because they want to feel noticed and they want attention. Not necessarily in a bad way, but they have the need to feel accepted. Me? Of course I have that. Everyone does, I just have a massive problem with admitting it.

I am literally the biggest hypocrite I know. It's very sad. I annoy the HELL out of myself sometimes, and people say, "You are such a hypocrite!" I retaliate with a blatant lie and scream, "NO! God!!"

When I go to my Facebook page and update my status, I try very hard to make it exciting. I reel away from the humiliation of telling the world I need more toilet paper or that I'm sooooo bored. Often times my status' are fun facts, or something that someone can laugh at or relate to. But then again, that falls into the category of looking for attention and wanting to be accepted. I want people to think I'm funny, I want them to laugh WITH me and tell me how hilarious I am.

For shame... Seriously.

I'm embarrassed by myself and all the while I'm going, "How clever and witty I am!"

HA! It'll be the day when our generation goes back to the glorious 80's and stays outside listening to music and wearing righteous clothing. Fantastic, no?

Anywho, I digress.

F.S.N.F. = Fatal Social Networking Fever