Being Cool Online
It seems like some people are really into Facebook and the whole social thing. Even companies are getting into it which I think is pretty weird. I mean, Facebook is a place for posting things on each other’s walls and planning stuff and sending people pictures and stuff. It’s pretty common I think for people to use Facebook to talk to their friends and stuff but I’m not quite sure why companies need it. I’ll see things on TV and they always mention that you should go find them there and it’s like why? Are you going to post something on my wall? No. Are you going to post a pic of a party we went to? No. So why even bother?
It’s almost like it’s a popularity contest. Like companies want to have more followers than their competitors, but I don’t understand why. Is it just so they can brag to their opponents that they have more followers? I don’t know. I usually just ignore it when a company on TV is like “follow us!” Because there’s no reason to. I mean, unless I want to have it show up on my own profile that I like them, what is the reason to do so? I have to admit, I’ve liked a few companies and stuff, but I don’t really play around with it or anything.
I’ve also noticed that companies will try to get not only more followers, but also other statuses online. They all want likes. They always tell people to like them. You can even find the best place to buy likes for your Facebook page if you want. That just seems a bit crazy, as if you’re having a contest but it’s not even real people who are actually liking your page. I mean, I guess if you want to do that it’s cool, but it just seems weird to me. I’ll stick to having normal friends and letting them like things I post and not going out of my way to try and get a lot of them because I only want people who think what I post is cool, anyway. But it’s good to know that some people are really interested in this. Or maybe I should be more interested in it but I’m just not sure why it should even matter. I don’t really use it that much anyway, though, so I might be out of touch.