In the the three years that facebook has overtaken my teenage daughter’s life, the two actions that send a shockwave of indignation are the words “you’re blocked and deleted”. Amazing to think that teenagers actually are offended that a former friend or crush from a social networking site can have such power and impact right? But never understand a teenager’s ability to find out everything, my enterprising daughter had access to some passwords and was still able to see the the profiles of those who “shock horror” had the audacity to delete her, probably a lesson in that for us adults who have facebook!
Make no mistake, in the teenage world Facebook is about popularity!
It’s an agonising choice, whether it be what photo to upload, (sure my thighs aren’t too big in this?) to the annoyed friend inboxing “why did you upload THAT photo, LOOK at how my nose is angled!” to the the simple art of writing a status, it’s all geared to generate as many likes, comments as possible and the bonus points are if the “hot popular” kids like or comment on it.