Five Ways Facebook Makes Your Life Suck
Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love Facebook, but it has some serious faults when it comes to living a normal life. Sure, it is a great way to talk to friends you haven’t seen since your last high school reunion and let’s not forget that it can be a great business tool, but Facebook can really be a thorn in your side when it comes to trying to live a normal life. See what I mean:
This has been all over the web. A recent report stated that 8% of U.S. businesses use Facebook to check on their employees. People have been fired for their comments (First Amendment, anyone?), posting during work hours, and having their pictures taken when they were supposed to be out sick. Social networking can be the bane of all employees, everywhere. The key to staying out of trouble - if you care - is to not play on Facebook while you are working, befriending co-workers who can backstab you and posting pictures that can generally tick off your boss. It’s not a good idea to send us a top five reason your job sucks.
Police Using Facebook to Find Illegal Activity
Let’s say you are out at a party and one of your high school buddies pops a picture of you drinking a beer. He puts it on Facebook, tags you in the photo and the next thing you know, the cops are showing up at your door asking your parents if they can talk to you. Don’t think that could happen? It does! A group of cops in Wisconsin did just that to bust up a group of teenage drinkers. Not only that, but cops are also finding fugitives, pedophiles, and other miscreants on this popular media. It comes down to a simple rule: If you wouldn’t do it in front of a cop, it’s probably a good idea not to put it online.
Crooks Lying In Wait
Here’s a popular ploy that bad guys are using today to get at your stuff. They befriend you on Facebook and then, when you post that you’re going on vacation, they rob your house. It’s as simple as that. Can you blame the bad guys, anyway? You practically told them where you keep the second set of keys and gave them the combination to your safe. Basically, you’re stupid for doing this. Use some common sense!
One of the cool thing about Facebook is that it’s easy to set up a party. You just set an event, the time and place and wait for your friends to arrive. However, when you do this, you invite everyone who is your friend and, technically, anyone you don’t want at your party. Sadly, this means that the weird kid that smells like sauerkraut and mothballs is going to be skeeving your friends out and drinking your beer at your party next weekend. However, you can always get back at him by tagging his picture while he’s beer bonging and put it on Facebook.
This is, by far, the biggest reason your life sucks because of Facebook. It’s the time you’ve lost in your life because of Mafia Wars, Farkle, and Farmville. For God’s sake, it’s beautiful out, go out and really grow something instead of clicking a mouse...it’s called agriculture and it actually does people good. The time thief of Facebook will have you up till all hours of the morning, chatting with friends, finding videos and reading people’s walls. I am not saying that I am completely innocent of this, but look at those moments you can’t get back with you family or making money to better your life. Was that pink cow or mafia hit really worth it?