by admin on Feb 10th in Computers
In these current times, social networking is where our society believes they can find the purpose of life. To some people it seems to be the marriage “ring-checker” without any face-to-face… or face-to-hand communication, and without the ashtray smell of that lingers in a bar.
Facebook, MySpace, and all of the other social networking sites have changed our lives. Status and relationship updates are the make or breaks in relationships. As a twelve year old, a pre-teens boyfriend must publicly announce to the world of their relationship. For feedback, sympathy or empathy, this creates a necessity for a relationship update until we grow old. Nothing is official like Facebook “e-fficial.”
The concern of online privacy, let alone privacy has been thrown out the window. Now once a marriage is over, everyone has the immediate reaction to insert some type of emoticon or sarcastic phrase about the now ex-spouse. Before the disintegration of a marriage though, our culture has created a breakup that happens initially on Facebook. Nowadays boyfriends or girlfriends inform their partners and their Facebook friends in one fell swoop by changing their statuses online.
CNN ran an article in 2010 with the headline of “Facebook knows when you’ll break up.” With an graph that has been circling the statuses, Facebook has calculated the highest breakups happen around Valentine’s Day, during Spring Break, April Fool’s Day, and during the Summer. The Winter holidays are known as the “too cruel” days to break up with your partner.
Now all of the worrywarts who are concerned about their partners leaving them can only be worried during what seems to be the Spring and Summer seasons. Who would have ever known that a relationship status would have this much hype around it? People seem to no longer be civil and keep things to themselves. Besides word-of-mouth gossip there now an online outlet to let “freedom ring.” Relationship and status updates seem to be more “in the know” then people usually realize. Yet we still can’t stop telling people what we are doing.