So lately I’ve been moseying around Facebook and have found it quite FACEinating. Some people from school who I never talked to at school, but knew of them have added me as a friend, and that has been reciprocated. It is more than interesting going online just to see what other people have done with their time. A whole lot of articles came through with the latest Linux magazines about building Facebook Applications, and whilst I cannot be bothered with that side of things (yet), I have found that such applications have been a genuine waste of time.
20mins turns into 3hours really quickly, just by going into all the different facets of Facebook (alliteration at its finest!). I would in fact now class it as a “Class A” waste of time, for the pure fact that you can spend so much time on it, and at the end of the day, it is all for nothing. Sure you can message people and stuff, but at the end of the day, that is just glorified email.
Yet I won’t be stopping my visits any time soon. I enjoy wasting my time on it. Other sites feel like a burden to update or to manage – especially when one has their own site in which that can be done. Facebook is different. There is no content other than what applications or messages get added. There is no site design other than the order things appear in the profile page.
So all in all, it turns out to be a productive waste of time (PWOT), successfully making you feel like you’re doing something whilst really just ticking by those seconds.
‘Till next time…