While I’ve been trying to turn my back on social media for almost a year now, I was recently assigned an essay in English to explore social attitudes towards ‘digital communication.’ This meant only one thing. I had to log on to Facebook.
Although the main purpose of me being on Facebook was to find research, I slowly found myself getting addicted again. I had noticed that, in the year that I hadn’t been on Facebook, a lot had changed. Sure, I was still getting thousands of Farmville requests and way too many chain letters, but the people had changed. All of the popular people that once dominated Facebook had left for Twitter leaving me with one social group; The Girls.
Girls: A beautiful yet complicated gender, frequently attracted to boys, often to other girls, easily misunderstood and perceived by the more coarse male, as a bitch.
You know that really annoying clique in school that no one gets? Well, that’s what my news feed is like. For example, lets call these clique members Stupid Girl One, Two, and Three. Let’s start of with the annoyances of Stupid Girl One. Despite being in numerous relationships over the past two years, (and, yes, she is fourteen), Stupid Girl One insists on posting imbecilic status’, some talking about how she needs a man, most that make her look like a respected feminist. Usually, I would respect someone who took a stand for their gender, if they weren’t in a relationship the very next day. As much as I may sound very melodramatic, it’s very easy to get irritated by the status’ of this girl. For example: December 19th 2012: Uploads picture in, what I can only describe as some sort of bra with spikes. December 19th 2012: Someone said to me “you’re too pretty to be single” I said “no, I’m too pretty to be lied to, cheated on, and played with.” December 27th 2012: “Okay future boyfriend, stop playing hide and seek now..” January 1st 2013: “Taken♥”.
I’m pretty sure I would find status’ like this partially tolerable if her status wasn’t “Unfortunately love is like dominoes, I fall for you, you fall for someone else.” by January 8th 2013!
Moving on to Stupid Girl Two. Where do I begin? I’m pretty sure girls like this should be banned from social networking forever. Partially for posting pictures where she looks pretty good, then writing “My friend made me add it(:”, but mostly for her complete lack if respect for herself. This girl, coincidentally friends with Stupid Girl One, posts numerous pictures of herself in short, skimpy outfits, then Photoshop’s her body to look like an alien! Now, as I sit near her in one of my lessons, I happen to know that she has at least two chins, but even that looks better to the shape that she she morphs herself into on Facebook.
Stupid Girl Three. Nobody knows where to begin with Stupid Girl Three. Of course, she happens to be the prettiest of the three, but that’s mostly because her mum spends hundreds of pounds a month on beauty treatments for her. Unfortunately for her, Stupid Girl Three is one of the girls that the majority of the people in our school have seen completely naked. Twice. The annoying thing about this, of course, is that she continues to upload pictures of herself on Facebook where the only acceptable comment I can think of posting is “Nice… Face.” Let’s be honest with ourselves, her face is in about 25% of the photos. The rest? Cleavage, cleavage, butt, cleavage, cleavage, butt and cleavage, cleavage. And then she posts status’ like “Don’t judge people you don’t know there stories you know there fucking names!!!” Really, Stupid Girl Three? Please, if you want to make an excuse for your promiscuous behavior, learn how to grammatically put together a sentence.
Oh, and they all went in my English essay.