4. Beauty Products
5. Checking bank statements
6. Junk Food
7. Celebrity Gossip and Reality TV
9. Retail Therapy
10. The Blackberry/I Phone
Source: Sky News
- That’s what the vast majority of Brits are addicted to, according to a recent survey. Whilst I question the inclusion of ‘Retail Therapy’ and ‘Exercise’, I heartily agree with everything else, particularly Facebook.
I joined Facebook in order to stop my sister telling me to ‘join Facebook!’ every time we met up. On the whole, it’s been a good experience; I’ve got back in touch with some school friends and regularly have a laugh (or wince) at my mates’ status updates.
There’s a downside to Facebook, though, and that is the insistence of people to post inane comments on their friends status’. Why do they do this? I can’t think of a worse waste of anyone’s time than typing ‘Lol, yeah right’ into a comment box. It is literally pointless.
Something else that cheeses me off are all those people I went to school with who feel obliged to add me as a friend. I got rid of a load of them recently and it felt great. I have no inclination to hear thirty-second status updates from someone I once shared eye contact with at school. Just go away, I don’t care.
What worries me more is my particular addiction to the site. I rarely visit the actual website itself, I’ll instead (quite regularly) open the iPhone App, read people’s status’s and update mine. And that’s about it. Occasionally I’ll add some photos from a recent trip or holiday, but if you ran a report on my Facebook activity it would err somewhat alarmingly to the equally pointless activity of status updating.
I’m not sure why I do it. Or what I used to do pre-Facebook during the brief minutes it takes to update said status.
Should I be worried? Is this an issue for the doctor to attend to? Or are there more of me out there…?