Facebook A Waste Of Time Essay

  • Waste of time

    Social media is addictive especially to teens and can take over your life. I wish social networks were not such a big part of my life and I spent my time more wisely, as everyone is always concerned with the amount of followers or likes they have which is pointless and you wont gain anything from it. I don't know why we enjoy the satisfaction of gaining likes on a photo on Instagram and We should be able to go out for a meal with family and friends without having to a picture of the food in front of us to show to the world when no one really cares, Its scary. On the other hand social networks can be a relaxing or a time to catch up with friends and the world but is it really worth it when the first thing we want to do in the morning is check Twitter or Instagram? And update what we are doing when it doesn't really matter? We should stop spending so much time on social networks and actually enjoy life with the people that matter because where will it take us in the future?

  • Not productive, never

    For a business maybe, as customer support or product celebration, but on a personal/professional level, too much SM is counter productive. For a business maybe, as customer support or product celebration, but on a personal/professional level, too much SM is counter productive. For a business maybe, as customer support or product celebration, but on a personal/professional level, too much SM is counter productive.

  • You have better things to do with your life!

    Come on people, we have better things to do in our lives than accidentally waste an hour per day (for some people more and some people less) scrolling through the Facebook or Twitter news feed. In terms of long distance relationships I understand Skype and video chats can be useful, but why don't we otherwise do something else with our lives like play/ learn music, join clubs, study, spend time with the family, express ourselves to people we actually care about and not succumb to this frequently shallow, judgemental virtual world. Kudos to those who don't get sucked into caring what people on the internet/Facebook think of them. Why do we look through pretty people's Facebook pictures? Update insignificant moments of our lives instead of actually experiencing these moments? Think about what we'll say or do on Facebook later as if by telling the world about your day clarifies that it actually happened? What does one gain from any of this? Really, what do we gain? Unless you're a business advertising or somebody with no other means of communication, which is unlikely, then I believe we should place our minds in the real, more beautiful world and not the virtual one. The internet is a tool, not your life.

  • I don't think it is a waste of time, but some people seem to think so...

    If one is doing research at work because s/he has a brilliant idea, then it is initiative that is related to the company and therefore work which is relevant to one's responsibilities, they are just using another channel.

    If one spends all of his time doing nothing but blogging and chattering, then it may result in lost potential for productivity.

  • Everything is impersonal and you lose personal relationships with friends and family

    Instead of just picking up the phone and calling that person, you send that person a message over the Internet makes it less personal. You don't develop a personal relationship with that person. Plus most people are friends with people on facebook or follow people on twitter that they have never even met. Which can be dangerous

  • Social media is a waste of time.

    I tried it and it made no difference to my freelancing activities whatsoever except for sucking up my time. However, I have found that applying directly for jobs or canvassing for clients directly a lot more productive. So my experience indicates to ditch the social media and concentrate on more direct methods of finding clients and work.

  • Social media is pointless

    Social media provides little more than an ability to either look at what "friends" or even real friends think about some pointless bit of cultural flotsam that happens to be the current cultural meme.Or as a means of expressing ones-self in an egotistical fashion to explain how either fantastic, trendy, or otherwise superior they are to anyone else who might (or might not) be interested. I have no doubt that scientists, technologists and a few other gists find the ability to share comments, information and “data” in real time very useful, but to the rest of society it seems rather pointless. Information technology gives humanity the ability to share vital information, it allows people to reconnect through separation and tragedy, but social media, as it currently exists is full of pointless marketing and mundane chatter. We also have a generation who are now defining themselves through how many “friends” they have, or if they are “trending” and who are also experiencing the trauma of bullying, not to mention the continued exploitation and subjugation of women with the trend for teenage girls to post inappropriate images of themselves on social networking sites. Social media is yet another expression of a consumerists society who’s values are shallow, exploitative and vain.

  • Social Media Is Being Misused Making It A Waste Of Time

    I believe that social media is a great idea, but not as great in practice. It has the potential to let businesses advertise and to let people reconnect with family. If social media were actually used productively it would not be a waste of time at all but unfortunately the majority of it is filled with meaningless information and it is now being used as a substitute for face to face interaction. If everyone could make their time using social media more productive it would not be a waste, but for now I believe that that is a waste of our time.

  • Social media wastes time and unintentionally promotes bullying

    It unintentionally promotes bulling by it being easy as hell to do it and all you get in defence is a block or a report,its annoying and causes mass depression and suicide,people who have zero confidence are more susceptible to theses peoples words and it NEVER ends well.End of story

  • Social media is a waste of time

    Young people do not realise how social media is a waste of time and productivity. “When alerted to new social media activity, such as a new tweet or Facebook message, users take 20 to 25 minutes on average to return to the original task. In 30% of cases, it took two hours to fully return attention to the original task.” (Urs Gasser and John Palfrey, 2009). From evidence we are able to acknowledge how social media also leads to laziness.


            Facebook is one of the most popular social networking sites and used daily by millions of people around the world. The sophisticated of nowadays technologies make everyone can use Facebook anywhere, anytime and without any limit. This situation have give negative effect to the Facebook users, which is they are wasting their precious time on Facebook. Therefore, I agree that Facebook is just a waste of time because users will spend a lot of time on Facebook by doing unbenificial activities, users might be involve in cyber crime and their family relationship become strained.

            First and foremost, by using Facebook without any limit will cause Facebook users spend a lot of their precious time on Facebook by doing unbenificial activities such as stalking people’s pictures, chatting about unnecessary thing, playing games and flirting and mostly,this happens to the teenagers or students. The students who are very engrossed into Facebook activities will lack of sleep and will not have a poper eating habits. They also might forget to perform prayer. As a result, they will become pasif or can not focus in class and they will feel tired to join group discussion or activities.

    Secondly, another effects that caused by using Facebook without any limit was the students might be involved in the cyber crimes such as stalking other people information, hacking and phishing. As we know, people who involve n cyber crimes will have unsettle life, because they might become criminals or victims of cyber crimes. For the example, when the students have been involved in the crimes, it will cause them become stress and having an emotional problems. As a conclusion, they will not be able to focus on their study.

    Lastly, facebook can caused  family relationship become strained when family members spend too much time on facebook, it will reduce the time that they will spend together among them. There are a lot of families having a scenario which is the family members too involved in chatting on Facebook with other person rather than face to face with their family. As example, when a family having a dinner, every family members busy chatting with their friends on Facebook by using their gadgets. This problem shows that there will be less interactions between them. As a result, they will must be able to know about each other.



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