Person A told Person B that Person C hadn't been commenting on Person B's Facebook photos and status lately, and was Person C mad at Person B? Person B hadn't even thought about it, but went to Person C and asked if she was mad. No, said Person C, just haven't been on Facebook a lot lately.*
If you followed that, then hang on for a bit more while I exclaim how utterly ridiculous this modern weight in Facebook activity is. Facebook is a social tool. That's it. It's not the essence or apex of relationships. And when people start to evaluate their friendships and self-worth by how many likes and comments they get, then something has gone wrong, like Picasso-eyes-and-nose-switched-up wrong. We're viewing relationships out of a completely distorted lens. We're mistaking the symptoms for the cause.
I hate that we've become so Facebook dependent these days. It can be a God-given tool for communicating and keeping friendships well-tended, but Facebook itself isn't the friendship. When you don't know how to interact with each other, or merit all your activities by how often other people click buttons on the other side of the computer screen, then it's time to log off and meet someone for coffee. You're just doing it wrong.
What do you think? How has social media enriched or enslaved your life? Have any other ridiculous Facebook stories to share?
* Disclaimer: this did not happen to me.