In a conversation today I was reminded of one of my favorite humorous music videos - I Like You Better on Facebook. This song is the work of Livia Scott and I defy anyone on Facebook to not laugh knowingly at the lyrics and Livia’s presentation.
When I watch this video I am reminded of the limitations of Facebook. It really isn’t three dimensional. This is contrary to its presentation which seems to be almost too revealing; but, people are more than snapshots in time, clever comments, and meaningful quotes.
On Facebook, folks can manage (or mismanage) their image. They can hide their flaws or peculiarities and share only as much or as little as they see fit. They can live a cyber reality that doesn’t even remotely resemble their own life. Facebook is a place to share information about ourselves, but we rarely purposely share our failings as a person on Facebook. On Facebook it is all about being liked.
Just a note of caution, if you meet someone for the first time after meeting them on Facebook you may find what Livia found – that you like them better on Facebook.
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