What do you think of people who are always on Facebook? Are they lonely and narcissistic?

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    Sep 16, 2013 8:07 PM GMT
    I started my MBA part time, and I recently went to my orientation with another classmate. Her name is Lisa, and she is a nice woman, and we became friends and hung out a few times after classes started.

    We also met Mary, another woman in the class who started a conversation between us and asked for our phone number and e mail.

    She added both of us on Facebook. I told her that while I do have a Facebook, I never go on it. I only have 92 friends, and they are mostly family overseas and across the USA. I just log on to facebook when I have to contact someone from abroad or pick someone up from the airport.

    Mary keeps texting me and Lisa every day, writing messages on Facebook and asking us to hang out. Mary has 700 friends on Facebook, but it seems as if Lisa and I are her only friends.

    Mary is currently unemployed, lives at home with her parents, she is 38 years old and just going to school part time.

    Lisa called me today on my lunch break and said how Mary texts her every day and its driving her insane.

    I have come to realize that many people (not ALL facebook users) who are constantly on Facebook really have no life and no real friends. They constantly sit on Facebook 24/7 because it is their only window to the outside world.

    I don't want to be rude to Mary, but I don't know how to deal with her.

    Is it just me or are most Facebook addicts like Mary?

    What do you all think of people who are on Facebook 24/7 ?
  • Webster666

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    Sep 16, 2013 10:19 PM GMT
    I love Facebook.
    None of my Facebook "friends" are people who I actually know.
    They're just online "friends" who I like.

    I don't think it's all that different from Real Jock.
    It's just another social web site to spend time on when I don't have anything better to do.

    The lonely "friend" you mentioned had no right to ask for someone else's phone number. Now, you're in the position of having to ignore her incessant texts, or to tell her to stop texting you.