Facebook Turns 10: Gif Guide to Why I Love Yet Hate the Social Network
Facebook Turns 10: Gif Guide to Why I Love Yet Hate the Social NetworkReuters

My name is Lianna Brinded and I am a Facebook addict.

However, contrary to new studies, which coincide with the social network's 10th birthday, I am not lonely but constant use of Facebook regularly hits me with mixed feelings.

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Often, it is a great way of keeping a connection with friends and family that are either on the other side of the world or are very difficult to see on a regular basis.

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You get to share in their wedding, baby and major announcement joy.

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You get to also exchange awesome and fun moments in your life.

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You also get to share with the world about some fun and surprising developments in your life.

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http://thereanddraftagain.files.wordpress.com/

And, even better, when you have a bad day, you get to cheer yourself and others up with cute and funny animal pictures.

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You can also exchange articles and discuss topics that really make you think.

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But while Facebook can bring out the best in you, it can also bring out the worst and in others too.

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When you're having a bad day, you can't help but spam your friend's timelines with how much you hate the world and how life is unfair.

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After a while, you also come to realise that you cannot face another photo of your friend's baby looking exactly like a swaddled inanimate potato for the thousandth time.

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Or your friend's latest meal using Instagram filters or 'share this photo if you are against [insert cause]'.

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Or pictures of the same people who have a penchant of pouting with a duck face, especially in their profile pictures.

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You also realise that some people you thought you knew really well are extremely infuriating and call into question your entire friendship.

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ddramone29

After years of putting your life on display, you also realise it's a catalogue for questionable mutual friends to wheedle their way into your life and start picking off your chums like a headhunter seeking out pygmies.

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You also realise you can spend hours and days arguing with people, who were once your friends, about absolutely anything.

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Meanwhile, you find yourself less tolerable of people's good news when you feel hard done by.

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Above all, you come to the shocking realisation that your friends (or you) suck at grammar.

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