Vids don't want to load on my phone atm so will have to add that to the "watch later" list...
I can see your point about the ego-massage or bizarre sense of comfort people can get from Likes etc. Facebook honestly doesn't "feel right" for me when I don't see Creeper or Trenton in my notifications (usually because they haven't been on in a while.) But once I see them there, particularly Creeper (of course. Trenton's more like probably my sibling in a parallel universe.) It's not even a validation thing, I don't think. Just got so used to seeing them there that it isn't the same not
seeing them there. Sometimes it's so depressing not seeing my husband, if it's been a few days, that I immediately close Facebook and message him on WhatsApp ...where we talk every day every chance we get. So it's absolutely ridiculous that his absence from the forums or Facebook actually bums me out!
But I'm not hating Facebook this time around. I think I need to weed out a couple people from my friends list but haven't fully decided on that yet. People I know from offline; not really sure how much I trust them. My friends list was supposed to stay tiny, yet since joining these forums it's gotten surprisingly big compared to what I wanted it to be...but I love so many awesome people from here!