"Attention World!" - a Plea From a Non-facebooker
If you don't mind, I would like to make an announcement about something that you don't seem to understand: I am 17 years old and I don't have a facebook. No, that doesn't mean I'm confused or have any screws lose. It doesn't mean I'm an anti-social or a misanthrop. I simply don't want one. period.
You all can label me with all the expected brands: social outcast, reject of civilization, loner, loser, hermit, freak, or even alien being. But I will let you know, that I am perfectly fine with any of these names so that it means that I will never have to login to that hell of a site on an addictive, daily basis.
My life is very different from most of your lives, adolescent America. I will never be invited to any events, never be taged in a picture, never "like" anyone's status, and never join one of your campains clubs for the rest of enternity. While to many of you this seems like an empty and tragic exsistence, I would like to notify you all that I am still alive. I am functioning and living a normal lifestyle in the absence of facebook.
So please, world, hear my plea. Don't judge us non-facebook folk. We are humans too, and we have feelings. While we are not connected to every single one of you through the virtual web, we are still people. We live and eat and breath just like the rest of you. Don't be afraid to talk to us. We are not unable to carry on a normal conversation because we don't wall-to-wall. We do have real names; just because you looked us up with no results doesn't mean we don't exist. If you have it your heart, give us a chance.
A human living without facebook