Social Media in general, and in this particular instance Facebook, is a great way to connect and communicate with family, friends, acquaintances and even strangers. Also, it is very important because now we have different outlets to express our opinions, views, desires, dreams, jokes etc etc etc.
Echoing Facebook's mission, yes, SM has made the world more open and connected.
The power of social media is simply undeniable.
As you might know by now, I love social media. I live on Facebook - which is my favorite one. I am an open book, and if you want or need to know anything about me and my life, you can check my Facebook and will easily find the answer.
I also use my SM to promote my writing - which I love, either from my LinkedIn and my blog Marlife. Therefore, yes, for me it is supremely important.
The reasons above are very valid, and that's why I am always on the look out to get new connections, new followers, new online friends. If I see an interesting profile, interesting for whatever reason, I would send a connection or friend request. I am doing this all the time. If my request is not accepted, I do not take it personally or get offended because I am not afraid of rejections of any type or form.
If I am the one who receives a new connection, follower or friend request, I greatly appreciate it, because it is another door open for me to share my life experiences and writing and things in general. Since I opened my Facebook, I have never ever deleted or blocked someone. The same with my other platforms Instagram, Twitter and Google+
And I will tell the reasons why - which is the core of my message in this post.
First of all, I personally find it extremely immature.
2) Because I value my connections, followers and friends for giving me the opportunity to share with them.
3) Because I am not a sensitive person therefore I am not easily offended by anything or anyone, at all.
4) Because I am not - and have never been - jealous of or threatened by the way people like to portray themselves on social media.
5) Because, as Psychology Today outlines "Unfriending is perhaps the ultimate passive aggressive forms of rejection that doesn't have a counterpart in the real world of relationships" and I am not interested in engaging in such behavior.
6) And Because I just simply love my online community.