Archive for January 25th, 2011

Facebook Paranoia

Posted by: Ms Ayain Ms Aya's Papers

Mood: Dreamy

Oisu, good people of the webs~!

I did mention on Twitter that I’m going to blog about how one may get paranoid over Facebook, didn’t I? <´•ω•`>

Well this is something I am not sure if you and others would feel the same because as you know…Sheep is a worrywart, always paranoid over…anything. <_   _>lll (Laughs nervously)

Paranoid in the sense that I’m worried what is being posted on to my page and what I’m being tagged into by my friends. I think some of you may relate to this matter. Sometimes, you just want to take a day off from logging into your Facebook. You know, you don’t want to be in the equation of the many people who are addicted and glued to Facebook, posting nonconstructive comments, liking stolen quotes or skimming pass the music videos in which nobody gives a shit.

However..your hands get itchy.

Ok, you don’t necessarily have to log into Facebook to check if anyone has made any remarks on your latest post. You could check your e-mail and if your inbox is empty, no anticipation. Even if there are some comments, you could read directly from your inbox without opening Facebook.

But nooooo…You were tagged into a photo.

“What photo? Oh nuuu! I might look horrible in it! Better check it out! Don’t want who-and-who to see me in an unflattering state!”

And off you go to Facebook with your fingers crossed.

Thankfully, it was not the kind of photos that you feared getting exposed. It was just one of those funny joke-of-the-day pictures that people viral.

If your friends are not one of those people who simply and anyhow tag anybody into photos, you can feel relief I guess. But if you have those trigger happy type, then you could get paranoid AND annoyed for eternity. (Laughs)

This may not be much of a big deal to sweat over as it depends on what kind of friends you have on your Facebook. There are ass clowns who would dig up shit photos and news about you and then post it for the rest to view. These are the contacts I’d put my guards up.

Although nothing of that sort has happened, there are just some people whom you know you can’t trust in keeping secrets and stuffs.

To say that I want to keep a low profile would contradict the fact that I blog and tweet openly for anybody to read. And to say that I have something to hide is not exactly right as well. It’s just that if there is something I want others to know or see, I’d prefer it come from my own mouth rather than the influences of others.

Stories changes as one passes to another. <u__u>

Oh well…Speaking of photos, sheep is just damn paranoid la. I don’t really like people snapping photos of me because I don’t know how to smile and act natural. <;__;> No way is sheep photogenic!

I kind of envy how people can look good in photos and in person. As well as those who don’t give a fuck about such things. <^-^>lll


Another reason I get paranoid over Facebook is its ability to share content.

Websites like Failblog, Photobucket and Mangafox has this ‘Like’ button when on clicking it, you have allowed it to post onto your page, sharing the content to your friends. With the intention to share, this makes a pretty convenient feature.

However, I heard that for some pages, there’s a virus that once you give it permission to post or share, it will do it without your consent or something. So when I’m surfing on webs, I get paranoid that I might accidentally click those buttons and who knows what embarrassing junk will appear on my page.

There was a time before Facebook, I accidentally clicked an ad which led me to a porn site.

Freaked off my pants~!

(Just so you know, my extend of porn exposure is in small GIF’s. Never really watched the real stuff)

Nowadays, ads can be so darn sneaky as to suddenly appear, as though it knows where you’re about to hit the right-click. (Bull-eye! We caught you, dirty fool!)

Bloody nuisance.. <x__x>

Because of this incident, I got mighty careful with such things especially now that it can be posted in Facebook so easily. <u__u>

[ . . . ]

Facebook is not all bad as I make it seem. This is just my insecurity speaking. (Laughs nervously)

I would like to say that as much as I sometimes feel that Facebook is a bother (lazy to make replies), I’m thankful that it has helped me to reconnect with some old friends. Last weekend, I met up with my ex-primary school mates, Selene and Lexxie.

And then there’s Yannie too…which..I forgotten to snap his picture — again…<^v^>lll


This, sheep is thankful! <^v^>/

So with that said, is there anything about Facebook that makes you paranoid?

What do you like and hate about Facebook?

How addicted are you to Facebook?

Do you even have a Facebook account?

Oh yea, those who have the same paranoia as me — what you can do is try not to post too much. You’ll only attract unwanted attention if you post a lot of things. I mean — control your posting if you don’t enjoy finding spams or ‘dangerous conversations’ in your inbox.

PS: Something I noticed..You know an FB newbie when he/she makes a joke about how Facebook is all about the Face and a Book. Lameness!