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53. Facebook Friends
Katherine loved Facebook. With Facebook she could keep
contact with her family no matter how far
they were. She could see photographs of her
and read status updates from her aunts and
. With Facebook she could keep her relatives up
date on what she was doing. With a
taps on the keyboard and hitting the send
, she could tell a dozen or more people
her new job. She could also send pictures
that they wouldn't worry that she wasn't eating
or was unhealthy.
Another thing Katherine loved about
was that she didn't have to think about
zones when updating family. Whenever she called her
or other relatives, she always had to think
the time difference so that she wouldn't wake
up or call when she knew they were
church. Facebook was so convenient.
Another thing happened
Katherine joined Facebook though. Some people she went
high school with started to add her as
friend. At first, this didn't bother her. She
learning about the success of people she knew
she was just a teenager. She loved finding
people were getting married, having babies, and traveling.
however, Katherine found herself comparing herself to the
she was reading about on Facebook. It began
make her feel bad that some people seemed
be doing so much better than she was.
had better jobs, nicer clothes, and cuter boyfriends.
was also spending a lot of time on
. It took a lot of time and energy
keep up with everyone's status updates.
think. She looked at the list of over
friends she had on Facebook and realized some
them were not really friends at all.