Throwback Thursday! Facebook Just Might Save Your Life

(11/5/2016) In all likelihood, my blog is more likely to save your life, but this week a study was released implying that moderate use of Facebook leads to a longer life. That’s hard to believe, because seeing posts that say, “Only my real friends will copy and paste this into their status…” makes me want to shorten the life span of so many, many people. Oddly, I went to WebMD and it says that Facebook causes cancer. Of course WebMD says everything causes cancer. I know I have a lot of blog friends and followers in the UK. I wonder if there are cancers specific to different countries? For instance, might my UK friends be more prone to Tea & Crumpet cancer? I hope not. I’d better go check Facebook to see what it has to say on the matter.


It seems that, according to the study, those that receive the most Facebook friend invites are social media whores more likely to have a lower mortality rate than those with fewer. How can they possibly know that? Because their account is active longer? Maybe it’s active longer because they died already without deleting their account. Maybe the people with fewer invites are actually out Facebooking in person, outside of the house, with real people. Hey, I think that’s a thing I’m going to start. Facebooking in person. When I leave the house from now on I’ll say, “See you later. I’m going to go Facebook in person with…”


Listen Mark Zuckerberg, just slow your roll. You and your website aren’t the panacea for everything. The study was nice, but guess what? Give somebody about 6 months and they’ll find a way to identify a Facebook cancer. Also, the kids and millenials aren’t using Facebook because us “old people” (meaning anyone over 30) have ruined it. In about ten years when all the old Facebook users die off, there will be a whole generation that grew up on Snapchat, Kik, and Twitter and they won’t be using or investing in Facebook. Did I just say “millenials” back there? Ugh. I’m an awful person. Also, if I said that, I’m an old person, apparently. That is the most overused word in the world and it’s idiotic. You know who never uses the word millenials? Millenials.

The bottom line is that social interaction of any type, with millenials or anyone else, online or in person leads to a longer life, so if you want a longer life you should comment on this post and then to be ironic, and because your life just might depend on it, share it to Facebook using the share button below. Have a great Thursday! ~Phil

6 responses to “Throwback Thursday! Facebook Just Might Save Your Life

  1. I think I’ve become allergic to Facebook. None of my ‘interesting’ friends ever use it so all I get to see on it is rubbish and more rubbish. I like the idea of “facebooking in person” but then again, I’m over 30 so I’m also officially old 😂

  2. Facebook seemed a fine way to stay updated with distant friends at first. When my friends began posting fake news ( we now learn this was supported by the Russians etc) and referring to anyone not backing Trump as “assholes” it lost its appeal and I abandoned it.

  3. D.L Finn, Author

    Facebook is where I see what the rest of my family is doing and make sure nothing interesting is going on locally 🙂 This was a fun post. Now I need to go check my page on Facebook…

  4. I gave up on facebook a very long time ago ….

  5. WordPress forces many of us to use a Facebook account just to be able to comment on the blog sites they sponsor.
    I have a Facebook account with no threads just for that purpose.

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