Facebook is a great tool for connecting with far-away friends and acquaintances. It can also lend itself quite easily to superficiality:
- voyeurism without connectivity,
- exhibitionism, and
- a facade of the “newsworthy” things
The latter is usually comprised of the highlights and occasionally a life-altering lowlight that we are essentially asking prayer (or warm thoughts) for, but not much of the mundane in-between. That’s not necessarily a bad thing because
a) most of us don’t want to be inundated with the minutest details of our friends’ lives, and
b) most of us don’t like our “dirty laundry” or that of others to be constantly aired out online.
The issue is, because Facebook is mostly a conglomeration of good times and best moments of hundreds if not thousands of friends on the newsfeed, it can be very easy to believe that one’s own life pales in comparison to everybody else’s.