Here at Smart Boy we like to gather social media information and trends by analyzing the perceptions of everyday social media users. Here we have Ashley Trull’s opinions on Facebook, as a young, 22 year old user in Sacramento, CA. Enjoy!
Facebook has grown rapidly since you were a child. What’s your perception of Facebook? Is it needed? How do we benefit from it?
I think Facebook is great! Facebook is a great way to connect with people you lost contact with. I don’t think it’s needed but I think it is very helpful. We benefit from Facebook in a few different ways. One way is staying connected to friends and family you don’t get to see often. You get to see what they are up to and what’s going on in their life. With Facebook you almost don’t need high school reunions because you know what they are all up to and how their lives are going. You can also stay updated on what’s going on not only in your own town, but around the world as well. Get different views on what’s going on with politics and religion.
For the young adult, do you feel Facebook is a valuable tool in job searching?
It can be. You can post a status about needing a job and your friends can comment on that status or send you a message about a job posting the found or places they know are hiring. Or you can post about different odds and end jobs you can do and see if you have and friends that could use you for those certain jobs. However, one shouldn’t rely on Facebook to find a job, but it can be helpful.
How much time do you spend on Facebook daily?
I spend a few hours every day on Facebook. Some days are more than others depending on what I’m doing that day. If I’m sick I’ll spend most my day on Facebook, but if I’m working that day it’s only about 1-2 hours.
Off the top of your head, what Facebook Pages stand out to you most – and why do find yourself liking or sharing their content? Is there a reason? Funny? Inspiring? Share with us.
There are a few that come to mind. One of them is Have a Gay Day because they have both funny and inspirational posts. Another one is I Want To Marry A County Boy because they post pictures of hot guys to be honest. Another one is House of Winter because they post some beautiful and interesting pictures from different photos shoots they have done and ones that inspire them. One more is Positivity because they post a lot of inspiring and interesting posts and pictures. I always find something good on each of these pages.
Do you think it’s important for people to spend time away from Facebook?
I do think it’s important for people to spend time away from Facebook because I think people spend too much on it. Don’t get me wrong I love Facebook and I already said I spend a few hours on it every day. However, some people are so addicted to Facebook and they can’t spend more than an hour or two without going on it. There is life outside of Facebook.
What do you generally share on Facebook?
I usually share (from other pages) funny photos or inspirational photos or cool projects or makeup I would like to do. Things I usually post on my own timeline are status about having a great time with certain people or funny things that happen to me or post something crazy that’s happened to me, and pictures I post are usually of my family/friends and I doing something or of new things I finally bought that I wanted to. J
What’s your current favorite Netflix TV show?
I have a few favorites: Sons of Anarchy, Switched at Birth, Say Yes To The Dress, Nightmare Before Christmas, Hercules, Bones, Lockdown, Nip/Tuck, and Weeds. Okay I have a lot of favorites.
Do you prefer texting or voice calls?
I prefer texting because I don’t always have time for voice calls and texting allows me to reply when I can instead of taking time when I don’t have the time to answer the phone call.