Maybe you went the extra step to actually call, text, or send a card, anything other than a Facebook well wish and they post on Facebook the generic, "Thanks to all for the birthday wishes." No mention about your more personal birthday wish or gift, nor an actual personal "thank you".
You sharing a snippet of your life with a few of your hundreds of friends isn't making a connection with me. It's not how I view keeping in touch. If I'm sick I'd much prefer a card or text then a get well via fb. If you need my help a status update with a call to arms doesn't seem like you actually need 'my' help. Is this just me?
What about that dramatic passive aggressive friend? The one that posts updates about how life sucks, h8ters gonna h8, or a dramatic picture that represents their love life fail. Regardless, you comment asking what's going on and either they don't respond, say to message them instead, or they are only responding to others' comments that appear more dramatic then their own original post.
Nice to see your life is full of adventure, vacations, awesome friends and a wonderful close knit family.
Is this how Facebook is to be used? Maybe I've been using it wrong this whole time. Maybe I'd feel better about myself if I too just exploit the good stuff sprinkled with a bit of exaggeration.
I feel less of a connection with family and my few friends because of Facebook. At times, I do feel inadequate. Facebook fail. I spend more time on my other fb account which is tied into my website-just to play games and not have to see how everyone else's life is awesome.
This next wtf series is 30 days free from my personal Facebook account. This will force me to actually keep in contact with those I want to keep in touch with. Maybe I too have turned into a social sloth; social media has me thinking I'm 'connecting' when I'm really not.
We'll see! During September this social sloth will be anything but. Facebook out.