All I know is that I carried you for nine months. I fed you, I clothed you, I paid for your college education. Friending me on Facebook seems like a small thing to ask in return.
– Jodi Picoult, Sing You Home –
Facebook is kind of like prison. You spend all day staring at walls and getting poked by people you don’t know.
Roses are red, Facebook is blue, no mutual friends, who the hell are you?
– Authors Unknown –
Facebook is not your friend, it is a surveillance engine.
– Richard Stallman –
Facebook is the perfect platform for constructive political discourse… said no one, ever.
– Megan Bailey –
If you can’t stop thinking about someone’s update, that’s called “status cling.”
– Jessica Park, Flat-Out Love
It’s a highly deceptive world, one that constantly asks you to comment but doesn’t really care what you have to say.
– David Levithan, Two Boys Kissing –
It’s going to be interesting to watch presidential elections in around 2040, when voters can dig up candidates’ teenage angst pics and posts from old social media and discussion forum archives.
– Mikko Hypponen –
One of the reasons I use Facebook is to laugh, have fun and converse with my friends and family. I don’t use it to get worked up or stressed out over something I see that I disagree with. There’s enough political coverage in the mainstream media. More than enough.
– Scott Dickson –
Political commentary and social cause posts on Facebook – makes me long for the good old days of Farmville requests and pictures of cats.
– Author Unknown –
Recently thought of deleting my Facebook account and start using Twitter, but realized it’s not easy. Facebook has become like the boyfriend I no longer like but scared to dump because I’ve invested so much time in the relationship.
– Manasa Rao Saarloos, author –
That one little phrase, Your real friends—so quaint, so charmingly mothering—perfectly encapsulates the anxieties that social media have produced: the fears that Facebook is interfering with our real friendships, distancing us from each other, making us lonelier; and that social networking might be spreading the very isolation it seemed designed to conquer.
– The Atlantic – Is Facebook Making Us Lonely? –
We post content that isn’t ours, for likes that aren’t real, to impress people we don’t know.
– Author Unknown –
You may have friends on Facebook, but Facebook is not your friend. It wants your money. It wants your information. It wants your time.
– Tom Searcy, CBS Moneywatch –