Why Can T We Quit You Analysis

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In Simon Dumenco’s writing titled: “If We’re All So Sick of You, Facebook, Why Can’t We Quit You?”, Simon touches upon the fact that when people attempt to take a break from Facebook, Facebook sends them emails, trying to convince them to come back. He also explains how, originally, people felt required to make a Facebook, and now, people feel like they have to have the mobile app. Despite Simon having the opinion that people have difficulty escaping Facebook’s grasp, he also seems to imply that he thinks Facebook is a phase that will eventually die out, just like MySpace and AOL. I highly agree with Simon’s statement regarding the addictive properties of Facebook, and I’ll touch upon why Facebook will do anything to gain users, and why I …show more content…
People crave validation, and getting positive feedback on your selfie or your status will turn you into a monster. Often times, individuals will post a status about an opinion that they don’t actually have, knowing that it’s the opinion of the majority, just so they can receive praise from those who agree. It’s very sad to see where society has come due to social media; for some people, the likes and comments on their selfies is where they find their self confidence. Many women have fallen into the habit of measuring their worth and level of attraction based upon the love that they receive on Facebook, and they can’t break free from the toxic site, because it’s how they feel …show more content…
We all discuss deactivating our accounts in order to focus on more productive things, and if we follow through, we always come back, either because of their endless emails, or our own boredom. Social media has us gripped by the throat. Facebook is at the top now, however, I believe that something will soon take it’s place. Though everybody has their own reasons for remaining a user of the site, I think the main reasons are boredom and pressure. I hope that one day, we flourish as a society and take to a social media site that promotes a more positive

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