Some folks share nearly every moment of their lives on Facebook. And frankly I don’t need to know all the minor details of your day. Facebook already lets users post the milestones in their lives — getting married, having a baby, etc. But have you really looked closely at milestone menu options. You can even tell your Facebook friends how much weight you’ve lost.
There is a “Lost Weight” option. Look under the menu of other health moments, such as getting glasses or breaking a bone.
Yes, maybe as the Bustle writer Amy McCarthy says, Facebook has become too much part of our lives. It’s one thing to chronicle major events in your life, but it’s another to be addicted to Facebook. “This is likely an attempt by Facebook to further ingrain the already ubiquitous social networking site into our daily lives. Facebook already has its own lexicon (think about how the meaning of the word ‘poke’ has changed in the last five years), and most of us are checking our feeds before we even get out of bed in the morning,” writes McCarthy.
But while McCarthy thinks the lost weight option can lead to fat shaming, I think seeing people get into shape is inspiring–no matter how much they weigh or how much weight they lose. McCarthy agues that “[t]here’s nothing wrong with wanting a healthier body, but it shouldn’t come at the expense of people who are simply existing in a fat body. ” So should we not mark our relationship status for fear of upsetting single Facebook friends?
The Facebook friends who I have seen using the “Lost Weight” life event aren’t usually bragging, they talk about lifestyle changes and it is a slow process. Maybe if Facebook had a “plastic surgery” option then I would question the motives.