Hello, dear bloggers!
Long time, no post. I am sorry about that, but I needed an enjoyable work-free spring break since I have not been back home for too long. I will try to keep you entertained with the rest of my posts, though. This one is about a very current and popular trend, called Facebooking. However, in the tone of my blog, I will introduce you to someone, whose Facebook is a bad habit for her.
Mariya Stefanova is 20. She is a student at AUBG, majoring in Business and Political Science. She describes herself as a very positive, outgoing and communicative person. However, this is not the case if you deprive her from having a constant Facebook access. “I become nervous and irritable, if I cannot check my Facebook for too long,” Mariya says.
Most people would fist take a shower, have a cup of coffee or read the daily news early in the morning. Mariya would wake up and not do anything before checking her News Feed, Profile Page and the “regular suspects’” pages. She would be scrolling there for hours without even realizing what amounts of valuable time she has lost.
“I realize Facebook is a waste of time,” Mariya says. She does not want to spend so much time on it, but usually she cannot stop scrolling. Mariya is not even stalking people. She is curious about them. The girl realizes Facebook is not representing people’s lives as they appear in reality on 100 %. However, she believes that someone’s Facebook can tell a lot about him or her. That is why she likes checking on people, before meeting them.
Mariya’s friends describe her as an extrovert. However, she admits that sometimes Facebook can spoil her mood and turn her into an outsider. “My friends get frustrated with me when we are somewhere chilling and I am doing something on Facebook, instead of paying attention to them,” she says. As a friend of hers, I would recommend to all Facebook addicts that they do not follow Mariya’s example on that matter.
Mariya feels like Facebook has a negative impact on her academic life, too. “The only research I have been doing recently for my papers is on Facebook,” she says. We all do that at some point of the research process. Usually, it will be after reading some useful (or not so much) information, regarding our papers, though. Not after reading something regarding someone’s new phone, a song he/she recently posted, or an “inspirational” status.
Mariya’s biggest Facebook secret is her fake profile. She uses it when she is shy to introduce herself to someone with her real name. Mariya believes this is unfair, but she cannot help it. She has an everlasting desire to investigate people’s lives. “Most of them would not open up to you if you do not know which the right questions to ask them are,” the girl says. That is what she uses her fake Facebook profile for (most of the time).
If you see Mariya in a bad mood, there could be several possible reasons. One of them is related to Facebook. She gets upset when she finds out that a very limited amount of people liked her new “kifla” picture. “I do not feel confident, if no one liked my status or a song I posted,” she says. That is how significant Facebook has become for Mariya’s meaningful existence.
Admit it or not, since its very beginning, in 2004, Facebook has influenced our lives. Some of us take the best out of it and use it as a platform to communicate with people for free. Others, though, get into a trap and get addicted to Facebooking. Sometimes, when the spy revives in us, we would get to someone’s wall and examine it. Now, that I am done with the post, let me check what is new on my BadHabits Page. =)
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