Transcript: Episode 60 (Facebook)
Virginia: Today we’re going to talk about Facebook…
Andrew: Facebook depression, that is. Well, Facebook and social anxiety.
Virginia: This study came out in Germany last year that says Facebook causes depression because you envy other people.
Andrew: Couldn’t looking outside cause depression too? Because you are seeing other people having fun.
Virginia: I think it’s the fact that you know the people. The article says: People who communicate relatively infrequently but read the posts of friends and click through their pictures tend to be less satisfied with their own lives. They subjects cited possible reasons: envy, lack of feedback…
Nick: That does suck. You post something, and nobody cares.
Andrew: If you want to feel good about your life, just gets friends who are dumber. Then their status updates make you feel better. They’ll always be posting stupid crap.
Nick: I’ve got two pretty dumb friends on my Facebook account.
Andrew: Why are you looking at me?
Virginia: What’s that supposed to mean? I do have a few friends from high school who fall into this category. I realize that they’re trying to communicate an idea, but I have no idea what it is. I have to translate it back to English.
Nick: Ebonics is so funny.
Virginia: It’s not even Ebonics. It’s just bad.
Nick: It’s not like hood slang where they add z’s to everything?
Virginia: No. It’s just bad spelling and grammar. No punctuation. It starts with “LOL WTF” and ends with “wat wat.”
Nick: What’s “wat”?
Virginia: What! What! That’s how I read it.
Andrew: I read it as: Wat?! Wat?! I know what you mean. It’s so poorly written that you can’t even criticize them on the differences between “their” and “there” because they just put “tr.”
Nick: Aren’t you already the asshole by trying to correct their grammar? Can’t you just read the post and be happy for them?
Andrew: I’m not saying that she does that. She just glosses over it.
Virginia: Yeah. Sometimes I try to read them for fun. It’s hard to figure out what they’re saying.
Andrew: Someone has probably already written a translator.
Nick: You say that, but try dating. I’ll go out with someone who is pretty young. It’s like a foreign language when you friend someone on Facebook.
Virginia: I guess dating 11-year-olds is hard.
Andrew: The only people I know who use text to speech are my parents.
Nick: I know girls who do it, and I have no idea what they’re posting. I get acronyms all the time!
Andrew: None of my friends do that. Why are you dating?
Nick: You only have nerd friends.
Virginia: I had a 40-year-old woman send me one of those text messages where everything was an acronym. I never texted her back.
Nick: I don’t understand the cute ones that girls send.
Andrew: Do you know what Google is?
Virginia: It’s because you’re old.
Nick: I’m not even old. Fuck you guys!!
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