What is the worth of Facebook? What do I get out of it? That's a couple of interesting questions, because I can think of several reason why Facebook is not worth it, even if it was free. Namely:
- lots of bitching, bickering, and pettiness by adults who act like 5 year olds
- more and more people wanting money for either themselves or for their cats which desperately need _________ treatment and they can't afford
- people who I either have never talked to or only casually know suddenly asking me to diagnose and suggest treatment for their cat and then NOT taking the advice
- posts in groups are barely searchable so it's a pain in the butt to look something up
- a specific group of do-gooders who want to save persians (noble ambition) but whose method is to annoy the rescue people who are actually doing the work in the trenches
- the fact that 95% of all users basically 'share' items and never write anything meaningful on their timeline
So why use Facebook?
- I have met a few really good friends (after sifting through a whole lot of people).
- I can help cats via my Facebook group on feline health.
This latter reason is, right now, the only legitimate reason why I stay on Facebook. My true friends I call or email. My cat group has helped a lot of cats, and for that I'm happy, but it comes at a price to me. This is horrible to say but sometimes I feel I neglect my cats just so I can help other people's cats. I will admit that I have learned a few things either from what others have said or because I looked up various things. But couldn't I just read and look up things on my own? Yes.
So I'm back to the initial question/situation -- why spend $60+/month to get an internet connect that can allow me back onto Facebook with no real benefits when I pay $12/month and can get to basically everywhere else I want to go? I really can't think of a good reason....
Back to blogging!!!