I forgot to write about this article I read in Time magazine last weekend. This Time article discussed Facebook and perspective college students. Apparently many colleges are getting on facebook to attract potential students. especially with the extra things they offer. Also, groups have been started to share where you got in and where you did not. It seems to me that Facebook just keeps expanding. I am not sure how I feel about this, but I think this is going too far. Shouldn’t some things be kept private? Why should all these colleges prostrate themselves on facebook? It seems they all want to tell everyone how technologically advanced they are, making them more desirable. I think it’s cool that they have certain extras, but shouldn’t the focus be academics? Facebook seems to have become a necessary social network. Is it considered a virtual world or just a virtual profile? I think it has become a social world, since you can now interact with colleges, people from around the world, and play games. One thing that I do find disturbing however, is that it has also become a place to grieve. I had never considered it before, but over the summer a friend of mine died and her profile remains. It has become a “memorial” to her in the virtual world. Apparently our reality selves can die but the virtual ones will live on. It just creeps me out.
Anyway, I am not saying Facebook is good or bad. I just find it curious that within the last five years it has grown so much, permeating almost every aspect of my life.