It is upsetting – most of the time I find myself scrolling through Facebook rather than talking to people in real life. But isn’t this our all little guilty pleasure?
To me, it is astonishing – the once so exclusive website for Mark Zuckerberg and his Harvard classmates almost 13 years ago has now grown to a massive network site. By massive I mean really massive – if Facebook was a country it’d be the third largest in the world.
Zuckerberg’s claimed concept of ʻʻmaking the world social’’ inevitably calls for a long discussion on widely spreading anti-socialism. Yet, without the Internet and Facebook none of us would be able to have a deep conversation with our friends about last night’s crazy party. The USA or Australia – it doesn’t matter; your friends are just a reach away.
Although we live in a world of capitalism, I doubt that Zuckerberg’s initial goal was to make profit of Facebook. But look, a decade later and its estimated value is $245 billion. In my opinion, Facebook has lost its meaning of connecting people – it’s turned into an enormous money making business. Oh, you know what I am talking about – remember the reason you turned ad blocker on. That’s right.
The Internet is just a toddler yet. Who knows what options it will offer in the future – maybe receiving food via email? I certainly wouldn’t mind that.