Weekly Entry, Week 9

Despite the articles provided for our Week 9 readings, it seems that teens are getting bored with Facebook. From the looks of the world maps of social networks, it seems like Facebook is taking over the WORLD, but some say teens are feeling differently these days. According to this article, teens seem to gravitate more towards Instagram and Snapchat. I have actually found cases of this myself among teenagers. My boyfriend's cousins and their friends have described Facebook as "lame" or "dumb", and have deactivated or deleted their accounts. They rave about Snapchat, something I don't know anything about. Honestly, I too have grown tired of Facebook. I only maintain my page to stay in touch with a few people, and if I'm being really honest with myself, to snoop on people's lives that I really care nothing about. It's some sick need for gossip that I know everyone has... It's terrible. I am almost 100% less active on Facebook now than I was a few years ago. I just don't have the time or energy for it. It's exhausting trying to paint a picture of a life that is this or that, good or bad. I have better things to do, and I really hate being wired anyway.......... Again, I ask myself, am I in the right profession/era if I'm not completely on board with all this social networking?

Cosenza, V. (n.d.). World map of social networks June 2012. Retrieved from http://vincos.it/world-map-of-social-networks/


  1. You put it perfectly and I love that picture! It completely describes the addiction to fb that people can feel. It's like aside from actually communicating with people, looking at other's happy profiles can cause drama or stress. So why do I still do it?!

  2. I keep waiting for Facebook's domination to end, but it just doesn't seem to be happening as much as people complain about different aspects of the site. I'm really interested on the affects of social media use on people's happiness and well being, so I definitely get what you're saying. You never know for sure how people are depicting their lives, and there is research to indicate that there is a connection between social media use and depression. I love learning more about this topic, and maybe we'll delve into it a bit in the final weeks of class.