Fakebook life or the fake life on Facebook!
Your ‘live’ online, that is your true life. You can pretend; you can be something that you always wanted to be, but could not, in real life! Going to the mall to hang out with your friends – that’s so 90′s, and so boring! Why bother getting all dressed up, putting up with the traffic, the weather and the real people! Plus, you can only meet a few friends at the most at a given time. Plus, not everybody is outdoorsy anymore!
Instead, you can chat with score of your buddies simultaneously, from the comfort of your own bed. You can scan their latest status, snoop into others stuff, find out what they are up to, what music they are listening to and see if they have added any cool stuff or new pictures…. Yep, everybody is only a few clicks away, and you can stick your nose into others’ business at your own schedule – whenever you want, whenever you feel like.
It is true, the Facebook is a cool social tool to keep in close contact with your friends and family ,and to mingle with your friends online. It is a convenience of modern days that overrides the necessities to go meet anyone at the coffee-shop or in the mall. You don’t have to leave your bed if you are feeling lazy; nobody needs to know what you are doing in real life’. After all, it is your life and you can portray it, – online – whichever way you wish.
A fake portrayal – that is what many do on Facebook.
It is human nature, to show your best side. You share only the good stuff on your facebook wall. You can have your status say something elite, something funny, something wise. You can share something cool or something that will make your friends jealous. You can make something up – something that you wish! Even if you are being yelled at by your mother in the background, you can still type in your fake status about enjoying the day at the beach or wherever! Nobody needs to know that you are sitting in your parents basement in your ragged underwear. You can pretend, nobody needs to know real you!!
We like to show off, if we can. And there is no better tool than Facebook to pretend and to be someone else, to be a fake!
Few admit it and perhaps many don’t even realize that the online portrayal is far from who we really are. We often display and show off as who we want to be, not who we are! In the process, we end up creating an online persona that is far from reality. Continue reading