It's hard to believe that Facebook is now ten years old. In the last decade it has become one of the most popular social networking sites that millions, if not billions of people use around the globe today to stay connected. It's definitely a great way to keep in contact with friends or family that live in a different city, country or continent. Facebook is definitely one of the best communication tools that we have at our disposal today. Unfortunately it's a tool that I don't think any one of us truly appreciate it for what it's actually worth. Instead of celebrating Facebook for the honestly incredible resource it is, many people have turned a weather eye to souring it with the worst form of vanity and negativity possible. It all depends on the number of people you have on your friends list, but chances are you can find at least a handful of people who shouldn't be posting anything on Facebook, by your standards anyway. Even worse than that however is there is some severe cyber-bullying that unfortunately does take place with children and teenagers and in some cases even adults. It's a sad reality that it still happens, but it does and it needs to stop. Those are issues on Facebook that should bother you because they talk about greater and far more profound social issues within our society and world economy. The problems on Facebook that do bother you and totally shouldn't are unbelievably minuscule in comparison. It's time that we focused our attention and energy on real world issues like war, poverty, genocide, famine, discrimination and many other things like those, because the issues we do place at the forefront of everything don't deserve our attention in the slightest.
Philip Clarke is a 21-year old graduate of the SAIT Film and Video Production Program. He spends his days working on his novels and feature film screenplays. His favourite film is GoodFellas. He goes to the theatre to watch movies on a weekly basis to feed his cinematic addictions.