Nearly everyday it is one of my Facebook friend’s birthday. Within some few ours they collect good wishes on their walls. Does Facebook make the people more social?
Checking the birthdays of my friends, I do not rely on pages like Facebook, but my own (digital) calendar. All the other 200 Facebook friends, who are not found in my calendar are people I know, but not people I would call for congratulation. And then I do not send a Facebook message either.
My own birthday is not visible on Facebook. Till now only my sister posted there on my wall. But I had my sister on the phone as well. A friend, whose birthday is today as well and who has it visible on Facebook got already 5 posts with congratulations.
Does Facebook make the people more social, as it is becoming easier to congratulate where it would have been really difficult otherwise (because of distance or anything else)? Or more unsocial, as everybody is relying on platforms like this and the personal binding is moving in the background? At least I am the first one posting on someone’s else wall. What I only did because of the platform reminding me.
You can exchange Facebook with any other big social network, if you want.
Comments on the topic are appreciated.