Welcome to Facebook
I never really paid much attention to Facebook until of recently, Thursday the 12th of November to be exact. I remember seeing various Facebook statuses written along the lines of:
“To the students of color at Mizzou, we, student allies at [the name of the university the user is attending], stand with you in solidarity. To those who would threaten their sense of safety, we are watching. #ConcernedStudent1950#InSolidarityWithMizzou”
Prior to seeing the Facebook posts, I had already read news articles explaining the events that occurred at the University of Missouri. Despite this, I wasn’t aware that people were publicly announcing their position and support on the matter.
It’s surprising to witness such courageous behavior online, especially during a time in which people can receive feedback in support or disagreement? from people they know both openly and anonymously.
Through social media, it is undeniable that whenever a world crisis takes place, the world cannot help but come together and pay respects to those deeply affected.
I wanted to be a part of that; the coming together of the world and showing support. Therefore, I consequently posted the status I motioned above.
I don’t recall the last time I posted a status, I stopped doing so once I realized no one really cares that I feel excited to eat some apple pie. The older I got, the less I shared the results of the online quizzes I took, and the less I shared about what level I unlocked on a game I was playing at the time.
I have been a member on Facebook for a long time, since I was in sixth grade. I have noticed that my development as a person causes a change in the content I post or ‘like’. Initially, I used Facebook as a means to see what my friends from Switzerland were up to, and now, Facebook has become a way to check the world’s ‘status updates’.
For instance, Facebook has now allowed me to check and see
Though I am unwilling to admit it, Facebook has become a daily component of my life. While some see Facebook to be just another social network, Facebook has managed to become a pulse to Earth’s body, where users can have access to immediate access to information.