Dear Facebook,

Thank you for always making me hungry. No matter what time of day it is, watching the 30 second food videos on Facebook can make me hungrier than ever, even if I had just eaten dinner. Watching those videos makes cooking look so quick and easy, when in reality, the recipes really aren’t, especially for a college student on a college budget. Do I have enough time or money to go to the grocery store and buy ten different ingredients? Unfortunately, no.

Thank you for keeping me informed about what is going on in the world. When I am not watching food videos, I watch news clips about current events. Thanks to Facebook, I was able to watch current videos of the damage done to my hometown Jacksonville, Florida during Hurricane Matthew. Being away from home during a Category 4 was scary, but I was lucky enough to be able to watch live coverage via Facebook. In this past week alone, I have learned that children are still being affected by chemicals used in the Vietnam War, animals become mental depressed when kept in captivity, and main points made by both parties in the third presidential debate.

Thank you for keeping me up-to-date on all of my friends’ lives. I do not talk to all 795 of my Facebook friends, but I still know what they are up to thanks to their Facebook posts. Thanks to Facebook, I know who just got a new puppy, which one of my high school friends recently got married, and even where some of them stand in this year’s presidential election. On the other hand, Facebook keeps me up-to-date on the lives of people I do talk to on a weekly, which I love. Since I do not live close to some of my friends from high school anymore, it is nice to log on to Facebook and see what they have been up to.

Thank you for wasting my time. I spend a lot of time on Facebook, a little too much time, actually. Facebook is the reason I procrastinate, the reason I go to sleep way later than I should, and the reason why I get distracted during class.


Your Most Valued User