Love in the Age of Facebook
It’s hard to remember what our lives were like before Facebook became a household word. I’m on it all the time (even though my husband refuses to sign up), and it’s my go-to website to connect with (and snoop on) all my friends and family. How else would my teenage nieces and nephews let me into their lives?
Facebook can keep you connected, but not really close to anybody. I think that’s one of the great things about Tokii, we focus on couples, and let Facebook focus on the rest of the world.
This week, in honour of their historic IPO, we’re looking at ways Facebook has changed how relationships work, and just how much social media has pushed into our daily lives. Does this mean Tokii is going to put out a Facebook app in the near future? You betcha.
“Lawyers revealed that twenty percent of all marriage disputes occur because of Facebook, and about 80 percent of those in the process of divorce use Facebook to communicate with their lovers.”
“In 1907, a French philosopher named Henri Bergson predicted Facebook. He called it Elan Vital and described it as “an invisible force which creates organized groups.” He said this force”could make someone a lot of money”. Boy oh boy, he got that one right!”
“Facebook is a modern day Relationship Guru! You can sit there looking at photos of old friends that you haven’t seen since high school – how fat they’ve gotten, how crappy their jobs are – all without having to actually see or talk to them!”
“I don’t think either my boyfriend or I will be giving up gadgets or social networking any time soon, but I’m excited to know we don’t have to, and that there’s an online solution on the horizon that will help us get closer and improve how we interact on a daily basis. Now, where’s my phone? I need to send a few texts…”
Until next time,