I graduate in a couple weeks. Yes, I have come to terms with this and my emotional breakdowns have decreased to only once a week. Instead of wistfully reminiscing about each of my crazy college years and dispensing advice, I am now starting to look to the future as a mature adult…or something like that.
Facebook has been one topic of discussion lately for my graduating peers, and I still have not reached any conclusion yet. After college, is it considered weird to still be on facebook all the time? Should I switch to a more grown-up social networking site? Not that I know of any certain ones that exist, but it seems like the word, facebook, equals college in many minds. Would creating a myspace account take care of this issue? For some reason, myspace makes me think of creepy old men stalking the profiles of thirteen year old girls.
When I really think about deactivating my precious facebook account in hopes of gaining a real life, my heart starts to race and I get nervous that I will lose touch with all of my 508 ‘friends’.
After conducting some interviews and asking around, I have come to the conclusion that it’s not what you use, but how you use it. So, I will continue my love affair with facebook, but in a more grown up way. I will untag any inappropriate pictures of me, edit my interests, and take down any personal information, because you also never know what employer might be checking out facebook.
Facebook for me will become simply a way to still have ties and connect with people from college, but in a less obsessive and frequent way. Long gone will be the days of checking updates every five minutes to see if my friend posted hilarious pics from the night before.
Whew, what a relief, Facebook and I can still be in a relationship post graduation. Hopefully, just a more healthy and mature one.