Today, April 3rd, is my birthday, but I haven’t heard from anyone at home to wish me happy birthday yet. I myself said yesterday that I didn’t have to do anything, so maybe they are just being considerate. I don’t mind that a small cake always makes an appearance in the evening, but the first thing I noticed was that the first voice was at 4 am.
I went to the bathroom and when I opened my phone, I noticed a notification on Facebook. It was from a woman I don’t usually communicate with, and it read, “Happy birthday. For the past few years, I’ve been receiving enormous birthday messages from my Facebook friends. There is a limit of 5,000 friends on Facebook, but I have about 4,900 friends on my account. but I only communicate with about 10 of them. The fact that I have almost 5,000 friends and only a few of them respond to my posts may be the reason why my posts are so meaningless. Twitter is for young people, while Facebook is for middle-aged people and older, and I think that’s true.
Twitter is time-sensitive, and the top news of the day can be easily found by searching Twitter, so I think it has excellent immediacy. Most of the people on Twitter don’t use their real names, so some of their comments can be quite radical. Since Facebook is basically a real name registration, Facebook is often used for authentication in various applications. Although I use my real name, I do not show my face on the icon. It’s not something I can really show, but when I first started, I couldn’t do it due to work conflicts. Even now, I don’t plan to show my face, but there are many people about their faces. I think it is because they are using Facebook as a business. The flow of attracting customers, educating them, and then selling is common on Facebook, but there are definitely a lot of unpolite people who try to sell without education. I block such people as often as I can. I also don’t accept friend requests from people who post nothing of substance. I’m also the administrator of the group, but I basically don’t accept requests from foreigners. I don’t accept requests from foreigners because there are obviously too many scams.
I posted my thanks to the first voice at 4:00 and went back to sleep. Today is Saturday, so I’m basically off, so I wake up late in the morning as usual, but I’ve already received more than 50 happy birthday messages on Facebook and Messenger, and it took me more than half an hour just to return them, since I’ve decided to write a short message to everyone for each one. I’m sure this day will continue, but I don’t feel bad at all when people wish me happy birthday. In fact, it makes me happy. I’m just grateful that even friends I don’t know take the time to send me messages. There was even a message from a friend from university days that I hadn’t seen in a long time. Criticism is a fact of life, but since most of the people on Facebook are middle-aged or older, the posts are relatively moderate, and I don’t see many posts that are derogatory. I can understand why young people would stay away from it, but once you experience being saved by someone you’ve never met on a social networking site, it’s hard to get out of it.
Thank you very much. Please keep up the good work. And here I am returning it with a GIF.
While I’m writing this blog, more and more notifications are coming in. I’ll post a thank you message when I’m done.