5 Ways Facebook has Changed Our Lives
Do you remember when the word profile meant something more than just your personal Facebook page? Whether we like it or not, Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook have changed our lives, our language and the business world. Yesterday at lunch we couldn’t help but get nostalgic about how people used to be social and live their lives pre-Facebook.
5 Ways Facebook has Changed Our Lives:
1. Remember when you used to ask people what they were doing? Well now you don’t have to worry about that annoying cultural relic, just check your friends status updates for a more efficient and thorough review of your friends’ schedule.
2. If you think that you’re married or employed, think twice. Until that relationship or job is declared to the Facebook universe nothing is set in stone. In fact, if it isn’t confirmed on Facebook, there is a good chance it isn’t real.
3. Facebook has redefined the word friend. A friend used to be defined as someone who you would spend time with and maybe even talk to. In the midst of the Facebook social shift, a ‘friend’ is just a click away and might be someone you never have or ever will talk to. You can be as popular as you want and never leave the couch.
4. You know how people use to get anxious about high school reunions and having to compare their success to their old friends every decade or so? Well don’t worry, you can now compare your life’s triumphs and failures on a daily basis using Facebook. Now you know exactly where you stand amongst your former classmates, without having to get dressed up!
5. Up until February 4th 2004 (launch date of what was then known as ‘the’ Facebook) people use to do things just because they were fun. With the advent and domination of the Profile Picture, Facebook users don’t do things that are fun, they do things that will look awesome in picture form to make all their ‘friends’ jealous.
As you can see, Facebook has become a big part of our everyday lives. Do you think we’ll ever go back to the way things were before Facebook? How else has Facebook changed your world?