Social networking or sexual networking

Let’s talk about social networks case in point facebook. How far is too far when it comes on what to share when it comes to public stuff like status and wall-to-wall issues?

I have a friend who is always updating his status with stuff about sex and the comments he gets especially from women is unbelievable let’s just say he has a ‘loyal following’. I of course am not one of them am proud to say because I for a long-time thought he was a pervert.

Until I met him.

The guy in unbelievably shy and quite reserved, Mr. Innocent in the flesh. So I asked him why he writes such perverted and controversial status on facebook he said simply that that was his alter ego.

He got me thinking what are these social networks for? Networking? Making new friends? Or are they for chasing that ever elusive dream of getting married to a jungu? The list is endless. Why do we always post stuff that would makes us ‘blush’ (Somebody told me Africans don’t blush because we are dark skinned whites do) I mean look at the photos especially of caricatures or toons people post. Be it of private parts blown out of proportion or the wording of the photos you have to wonder if this isn’t insanity.

Who or what is to blame?

Is it westernization or is it a culture that is developing? When did sex become the ‘in thing’ that we have to use it on social networks to attract attention? Have you ever clicked the button labelled REPORT on facebook to report an image or a very sexually explicit status, wall-to-wall, applications etc? Some people literally have ‘ facebook sex’ right before our eyes. I for one have never clicked the REPORT button, have you? If not why? Are we dismissing it saying its part of everyday life? Or you say ‘It’s none of my business’  like I do? Have you ever been invited by a friend to an application like Naughtier Pokes and you accepted and started sending those ‘pokes’ without thinking twice?

One way or another we all are guilty, I would like to blame the administrators and creators of this networks for allowing such iniquity to bloom but when push comes to shove it all boils down to you and me. It’s all about our morals. Ask yourself are you social networking or sexual networking?

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  • http://kbaab.wordpress.com kbaab

    In my Opinion, those who make questionable remarks on Facebook are just attention seekers with low esteem.

  • Elsie

    Hey Suki,

    I soo wish to identify with you sentiments. Thats soo real and tru. Some of these posts, status updates r just nasty n ur shock such get 10001 comments from ‘us’. My worst moments in fb r like such.. the thing is once som1 tags u in such a foto/wallpost or comment or a fren makes such dirty status updates just remove them from being ua fren… and first report the artcicle..thats my policy!!!

    I can’t blame the admins, its not easy to moderate the many updates/psists in fb and yes the admins did the best they could, having the ‘report’ button.. do we eva click it?

    Cheers

  • http://lily.co.ke/members/suki/ Suki

    I do agree with you kbaab they are attention seekers period! Elsie what if that person is your friend? do you just abandon them for lack of a better word?

  • Elsie

    @Sue, nice quiz, but sometimes u want to understand pple but some other times u just let it go… trust me there are pple u wont stand in fb!! Then som1 u respect visits ua profile and ther r like….damn!! Nway they say show me ua fren and i will tell u who u r… au tru i dont know!!! Nway i soo get ua point…. that may b a harsh judgement on some one! @Kbaab, u just on point!!!

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