Friday, December 9, 2022


Has Facebook made the world a better place?


When the subject of Facebook comes up in conversation, you get the idea that while some people love it, others detest it. There is no doubt that Mark Zuckerberg’s college creation — initially designed to rate Harvard girls for his fellow classmates — has changed society.

The question many of us ask is, “Is that good or bad?”

What do you think? Is the world better off because of Facebook? Or not. Please feel free to leave a comment.

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Kevin Bohn
4 months ago


Sherman Johnson
11 months ago

It’s blazingly obvious by now that the immense harm Facebook causes far outweighs any positive aspects. FB is being used to divide us and destroy our country. It should be transformed into a means-tested fee for service platform run by an apolitical, neutral, benevolent non-profit. Keep the good, ditch the bad. In it’s current form, FB is evil.

Steve M
1 year ago

Left Twitter and Facebook over a year ago. If I want bad opinion’s there is no dearth of places to find it.

Scott Davis
1 year ago

Facebook was okay a few years back but now it’s garbage. I quit over a year ago and don’t miss it at all.

1 year ago

Facebook is a cesspool of vitriol, vanity, narcissism, misinformation (aka lies) and self-indulgence. While it’s true it has the potential to create a sense of community and can be quite useful in helping families stay connected in this day when we tend to be geographically dispersed, the bad unfortunately far exceeds the good. I got off FB two years ago and don’t miss it at all. I might miss out on some information due to some folk’s tendency to assume the whole world is on FB, but I don’t regret my decision one bit.

1 year ago

FB has been grossly overrated from the outset. Collecting info of a private nature is non-essential. No valid explanation justifies it’s collection. There are already enough avenues to track any of us. Zuckerberg didn’t gain millions of dollars through his generosity and love of mankind, it’s a command and control behavior. He and otherrs have abused the sytem, SHUT EM DOWN.

Paul Mooter
1 year ago

100% NOT! I’m off facebook and will never go back on! I always used the excuse, “Well, I like to keep in touch with my kids and other family members, that’s why I use it.” No longer. My DW keeps her account for that reason, but I don’t go there at all anymore. We do use other technology tho, to keep in touch with family. Marco Polo is our go to app (It’s like a text only uses video) so that way we can see their faces. Yeah, I think if they can pull down any account they want because it doesn’t fit their agenda, then I think WE should be able to pull the plug on facebook. Meaning, take FB down! All it’s done is provide a platform for rude and obnoxious people to push their agendas down everyone’s throat. NOT A FAN!

1 year ago

I stopped using FB when it no longer let me use a fun and obviously fake user name. When they started asking for a driver’s license or other ID I got off it. And just in time. Shortly after that they had their big publicized data theft/hacking incident. Sorry China, I detest Communism and I’m not going to make it easier for you to track free citizens.

1 year ago

As I see things, Zuckerberg and Dorsey should both be taken out behind the barn and horsewhipped to the extreme. I don’t do Facebook or other social settings because all the data they collect is held in a recently built large warehouse in China for analysis by commies for who knows why?

Dave G G Houser
1 year ago


1 year ago

You forgot Acid Rock? I bet you spent that stimulus check form the government. SMH.

Dana Lakeman
2 years ago

The Las Vegas Police Department says Facebook is the #1 way people get their identities stolen. I don’t have an account and I’m surviving just fine.

Paul M DeFranco
2 years ago

Facebook initially made the world a better place. In its first few years it proved that technology can help bring the world a better understanding, bridge cultural gaps, provide insights in real time and a host of other things. Remember after the dot com crash, there was this huge distrust in the “internet”, FB helped legitimize the net again. When it stopped being a force to make a world a better place is when that ***** SuckenBerg monetized the site in order to make huge profits, go IPO and basically lied to everyone and sold out his users. From that day forward, we, you, the users have been used to make money. IN ways most don’t even think of. FB has data that since the dawn of time companies would pay any amount to have access too, and he sold us out and sold our data, all of it to the highest bidder. And yet. 230 million still use it every day. At this point FB is making the world a worse place.

Rory R
2 years ago

I certainly use facebook. I use facebook to communicate with user groups on facebook, keep up with and get in contact with old friends. If we have private matters, we certainly don’t blast it on facebook or any other social media. That’s what we use our cell or email for. I have friends scattered all over the U. S. and Canada and when I see a post from them it’s great. I refuse to let any social media outlet take over my life. In talking to many millennials it seems that social media is the center of their existence. The purpose is not to have thousands of folks on your friends list. For me I believe the number is at 167 currently, because if I don’t know you, haven’t gone to school or worked with you, or met you face to face in a social situation, you are not on my friend list.

D Haley
2 years ago

Facebook never have been there and never will. It’s like the national enquires. We have email, text, phone and oh the famous pen and paper and many video chat apps. I dont want pictures, private stuff broadcasted. I think an RVers Friend Site could be cool. To stay in contact with each other but not based with a search engine like Google. Something set up along like Microsoft teams. Has video, chat, friends list within that I would have a name search engine only to find someone within that site. Then you wonder how it would work and I think find because it would be friends talking to friends. Because I have heard my younger son state I just slammed that so and so person that he didn’t even know or sometimes on here it can be a little rough. Friends don’t slam friends it’s called friends for a reason. So no facebook has I only my opinion been destructive to humans as a whole there are many other applications that has helped the world.

2 years ago

I refuse to use Facehook, no I did not accidentally misspell it. Too many are hooked on Facebook, Instagram, and other social media platforms. The news you often get is just plain wrong or misleading and rarely fact checked. This is why it is haevily used but Russian trolls and bots. It poorly informed people last election and it is doing it once again. If you just use it for family/friend pictures, looking up old classmates, etc., I don’t think it is bad. However, many, many people get their news on social media and that means you are getting misinformed regularly. It amazes me that the major news networks that have been around for 70 years, ABC, CBS, NBC, AP, PBS etc. are now being called “fake news”. While not perfect, they are highly accurate and very trustworthy.

2 years ago
Reply to  Lago

Or I call it “ Fakebook “ nothing is accurate anymore.

2 years ago

Facebook hit the streets when i was in my late 20’s. I was on Myspace shortly however deleted that account in 2007. Never got on Facebook. It seemed to me years ago that it had a massive potential to hijack my daily life, and exploit my digital life as well. There are 4 people in my family, one is 16YO, he was not even born when Fb hit, and no one in the house does FB. However we are the exception to the rule i think. An anomoly. I think in order to consider ones true position to Fb or Not, one has to look behind the curtain of the website. because once you see you cannot unsee what it is and how it has manipulated societys general ability to communicate effectivly. While it is mostly said “i just use it to keep up with friends”, the insidious transformation is that generally people who use it regularly are less capable of socializing one on one with other people face to face these days because it has changed the brain synapses of the way people communicate. to each their own.

Jim Prideaux
2 years ago

Never thought of it that way. Of course I and my friends mostly use it to post pictures of family and to wish each other happy birthday. Other than that I belong to special interest groups that were helpful such as asking out to swap out a trigger assembly on a pistol or advice on cabin locations for a cruise.

2 years ago

Facebook has been good and bad to improve the world. It is bias to a liberal slant, and does tend to bring out the worst more then the best in people.

2 years ago

I am not a fan of “Farsebook” at all.People have lost their job, been broken into when they say they are on vacation, tons of misinformation, and the list goes on and on..I do not have an account, and probably never will…

2 years ago

I have logged out of Facebook after watching respectable “grown ups” destroy another person’s life just because she did not agree with their “opinion”. I also have more free time to enjoy nature and learning about real things around me. On a side note, the people I work with everyday enjoy the “facebook drama“. It was once a great tool but now being misused.