I’ve been thinking about this for a while and finally decided to blog it because I’ve officially had enough. Why do people constantly update their Facebook and Twitter profiles with useless, everyday shit? “Ugh, so tired from work ” “I hate the rain!” “Check out my new shoes… (pic attached)” Newsflash — no one cares. Wait a sec, people do actually care because they are constantly checking to see if that girl they met that one time on vacation got a new puppy. Is it cute? Oooohhhh what’s the breed? Roxy is SUCH a pretty name!
What happened to people being private and exclusively releasing personal information to the people that they actually talk to and really care about? What happened to secrets or exclusive songs and clothes and art?
I recently attended a concert and the band announced that the final song of their set is brand new, never heard by anyone and that this crowd was going to be the first (and possibly the only) people to enjoy it. Right then 60% of the crowd ripped their phones out and recorded the new track. I was optimistic that these people were going to continue to keep the exclusivity of the new song. I was wrong. The next morning I googled “new song live by _________,” and boom, at least 10 videos with thousands of views on YouTube. No longer is this song a secret. Do people not like being part of an exclusive group anymore? I truthfully think not.
Now, you can call me a devil’s advocate, a hipster, an asshole or a hater and it is what it is. But the one thing you can’t call me is dishonest. And I promise you; You will not see me post a picture of where I do business (aka my bathroom).
Disclaimer: Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and other social networks are very useful if you don’t abuse them. Not that it’s a secret (pun totally intended) but people are going way over the top and I thought you should get a college student’s perspective on it.