Monday, September 7, 2009

How Facebook Enhances Self-Esteem

Now allow me talk about this whole new frenzy in the World Wide Web — Facebook. In the beginning, it appeared to be just one of those ubiquitous social networking sites teenagers addictively talk about. But apparently, FB serves more than just finding long lost friends or playing games or answering unbelievably stupid personality quizzes. Moreover, it boosts one’s self-esteem!

Friends For Sale

“I feel self-actualized because of Facebook, specifically with FFS,” says Jake, one of my friends.

One FB application I really don’t grasp the essence of at first is Friends For Sale (FFS). Now the idea is to buy your contacts and make them your ‘pets’. Doing so, it will increase their worth and at the same time, when another person buys your pet, your money will be returned with added bonus. It’s a win-win situation for both the owner and the pet, if you’re going to think of it.

So how does it enhance your self-esteem? you ask.

Take a look at the explanation above. When someone purchases you as his/her pet, your worth increases. So the more you get bought, the more you get a higher value. The more you feel you’re appreciated, accepted by many. The more you feel you’re popular. Sense of belongingness magnified.

I actually know a lot of people (which includes moi, hehe), who impose on others to buy them as a pet. And why not? If it satisfies their self-image. Their virtual self-image.

We live in a virtual world. Some live in a virtual life. Someday we will all be robots.

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Honestly, I still don’t get FFS. And as of this writing, my worth is $22M. Shameful compared to my $400M friend. So does that mean I’m unpopular? I don’t think so. I’m priceless simply. My real worth cannot be translated to numbers.

Anyone who wants to add this friggin’ bastard on Facebook? It’s orleans.joel@yahoo.com. And oh, I almost forgot. Buy me as your pet.

37 Comments:

pmm012 said...

hah! all my officemates are into it. But it just simply does not appeal to me. pass ako dito.. hehehe.

♥superjaid♥ said...

haha buti ka nga 22M eh ako below 10M ata, hehe im not into ffs gaming ang pinaggagagawa ko sa fb eh, Ü

I am Xprosaic said...

Hahahaha buti na lang wala akong FS.... Wala kasi akong self... jijijijijiji... bibili pa ako... san dosena na! jijijiji

gege said...

:P

ayyyeee!
gawan ng post ang FFS.
nice one!

napapabayaan ko na nga ang sarili ko sa FFS.
76M padin ako. :(
pero sabi mo nga!

'i'm priceless.'

ako din!

tayu namang lahat ee.
pero laki rin talaga ng impact kapag tumataas ang value mo sa FFS.
nako maaabutan mo nako!
kailangan ko ng kumilos!!!

:P

Mokong™ said...

naks 22m? bilin mo naman ako..sa FFS

I am Xprosaic said...

Naku badong yung tuna mo nandito! jejejjejeje... ano gusto mo tuna belly? buntot? o panga?! jejejjejeje...

Badong said...

PMM: ako matagal ng nag-sign up sa fb kaso lately ko lang talaga siya ginamit.

SUPERJAID: sige ba! add mo ko. hehe

Badong said...

XPROSAIC: haha! adik. uy, pasalubong ko?

GEGE: ganun talaga.

Badong said...

MOKONG: sige ba! basta nga add niyo ko!

XPROSAIC: belly! belly!

Vajarl said...

I added you on FB =)

Well I used to play FFS, but since most of my close friends seem to have gotten tired with it I stopped playing too. And no, I can't afford you so I can't boost your self esteem just yet. I think I left just about 7M in there. XD

But it's true for me too, I feel happier when I see my friends buy me as a pet. Especially when they change my nickname into ridiculous ones. Wait.. I feel good when I am given a ridiculous nickname.. that doesn't sound right. Scratch that. XD

Badong said...

VAJARL: haha! oo na-accept ko na yung friend request mo. tsaka ok lang, medyo mataas na self esteem ko. hehe

Walongbote said...

Bad0ng! Una sa lahat namiz kita,akalain m0ng makikita kita sa super tagal k0ng di nadalaw sa blog m0. Hai.. AnyWay, n0oN di ko dn xa na apPreciate, pero sa sinaBi mO parang gus2 ko na din yan.. Tnx!

gemroy said...

Hi! Im new here! your blog is very interesting for me. Lets exchange link? I have added you already. thanks http://businessexplore.blogspot.com/

jan geronimo said...

Naku, I just use Facebook as a calendar. Who is having a birthday on any given day. Un lang. At pag may magandang link - un isinishare ko sa Facebook para may updates naman pages ko. Ahehehe.

Di ko alam yan app na yan although I see it every day. Masasabi ko lang, hahampasin ko ng palapa ng niyog ang bibili sa akin. Ahehehe.

Grabe un iba mga quiz no? may nabasa pa ako the other day, "What kind of sexual position are you?"

Meron naman engot na sumagot, at pinublish pa. Ahahaha

Nebz said...

Friends for sale?! Hindi nga?

I like Facebook (better than Friendster) because it's easy to maneuver (more user-friendly for me!). Plus I easily found old and not-so-old friends with just a click. That, for me, is the coolest part of FB.

Friends for Sale? Hmmm...I think I'll pass. (But I'll definitely invite you as a friend...).

Badong said...

WALONGBOTE: abat mabuti naman at nadaan ka uli dito! salamat!

GEMROY: sige gagawin ko yun!

Badong said...

JAN: haha! oo nga pansin ko hindi ka rin mmasyadong busy sa FB. yuung kaklase ko sinagot yung quiz na yun! haha! buti na lang hindi niya pa contact yung nanay niya non.

NEBZ: oo, friends for sale. parang walang kwenta no? anong klaseng kaibigan yun kung ibebenta ka. hehe

gemroy said...

Im following you now. please follow back

karoger said...

hindi ako naglalaro ng FFS eh.
though i really love facebook. haha.

anyways. aadd kita. para friends na tayo. hahaha.

Badong said...

GEMROY: copy!

KAROGER: haha! hindi rin ako masyado sa ffs. kapag inutusan lang akong bumili. hehe

Leomar said...

Hmmm, di ko pa na-try ang FFS sa Facebook kaya di ako maka-relate. Anyway, wala ring appeal sa akin. Isa pa, konti lang din ang friends ko e, baka walang bumili sa akin hehehe.

Badong said...

LEOMAR: add mo ko! haha

I am Xprosaic said...

One belly coming up! jejejejejjeje... Gusto mo ba grilled o steak a la pobre style? jijijijiji

gilbert said...

Dalawa pa lang bumibili sa akin sa FFS... =(

Badong said...

XPROSAIC: aba! kahit ano pa yan basta luto!

GILLBOARD: ok lang yan, hindi naman dun nasusukat ang value mo e. haha!

Nobe said...

ay naku, it'a a lazy saturday afternoon at wala akong magawa. hmmmm, blog hopping?

hello bad,s nangungumusta lang. :)

love,
nobe

http://www.deariago.com
http://www.iamnobe.wordpress.com

elmot l PinoySoundingBoard said...

Basta wag lang papahuli sa bossing na nagpi-facebook sa office eheheheh!

Badong said...

NOBE: oo nga katamad ngayong araw. natulog lang ako buong hapon. hehe. hello! hello!

ELMOT: haha! tama! dapat malaman ng mga boss na yan na nakaka-increase ng productivity ang facebook!

jenskie said...

hi! i myself is playing FFS. but im not active to this game, kaya nasa 1M lng halaga ko. huhu...

baterya said...

hahahahaha... yup i think it goes well with other application kahit yung ibang games like poker, mafia, farm, etc. hehehehe...

well if mas mataas ka chances are others would like to be your friend and eventually be more higher.. hehehe

aadd kita hahaha..

Badong said...

JENSKIE: hindi rin ako masyadong active. pag inuutusan lang talaga ako. hehe

BATERYA: inaccept na kita! hehe

I am Xprosaic said...

Ahahahhahha... nakalimutan kong lutuin... teka lang.... inday nasan ba yung grill?! jejejejjejej

The Lady in Green Ruffles said...

i agree with you!

zorlone said...

The last time I checked I was under a million. So, if you are unpopular at 22M, what am I?

Waaaaaaaa...

Actually, it's okay since I haven't been active in the FFS. So, I humbly accept my unpopularity (so to speak) LOL

Z

madz said...

I already bid goodbye to Facebook. Yes, at first I get addicted to it. But that addiction easily get out of my system. And you're right about it, there were FB users who keeps on messaging their friends just to buy them in FFS. But I am no longer interested. The warmth of personal communication still is the best way to keep friends.

Lotus Flower said...

I am sooooo very glad for Facebook. I have found long lost friends through FB... friends I would not have found otherwise.

Best of luck on your coming graduation! Cheers!

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