Disclaimer to pro FB'ers: what you are about to read is the opinion of the author only!
I found my friend's FB and her 'friends' etc to overshare in this space on so many levels.
FB does have its place I agree eg emergency services can reach more people when needing assistance in tracking down offenders, or finding a potentially lost person to name but a few.
I think the negatives outweigh the positives for me personally and hence it is my choice to avoid FB. My husband has FB and assures me he is a conservative user. Although we agreed for SOME YEARS it had nooooooo place in our lives. Ouch! I think I just had a dig....carrying on..... at my request he doesn't include me in his FB. ONE result...the rumour frequently circulating that there must be something wrong in our relationship, we're separated or divorced. So either way people can be affected by FB even when they don't partake themselves (eyes rolling here)! This upset me greatly at first so I told him not to tell me anything and to keep his FB to his lovely self! Okay.....I may have used other describing words that day but the meaning was the same!
I've heard pro examples eg family and friends living distances apart find FB a good way of keeping in touch, keeps them closer etc. Perhaps there's another secure platform for this? I admit I'm slightly ignorant with most social media platforms. I choose to contact family and my friends by more intimate methods. A lot of the time, I am the 'last to know' and I have resigned myself to this, especially as others hear news of my children's lives before me (red, cranky face here)!
I questioned my beliefs again on media before joining this forum. I came to the conclusion that I'm comfortable with the restricted media sharing here in BB and I have faith in the moderators. There is genuine reason for us folk being here. Our intentions are good for ourselves, and others.
Bet you didn't think you'd get a thesis on the matter Joelle! Hope you're not sorry you asked sweet?!