Facebook Survey

It’s no secret that social media has changed the way we interact with one another. Being the sociology/psychology lover I am, I’m very interested in the way it shapes, changes, and influences our personal relationships, and how it affects us emotionally. It’s amazing to think that there are currently kids, yes, actual human beings, who have never experienced life without social media. Can you imagine? I am sure glad there was no social media to document my terrible choices in high school. But maybe it’s not as big of a deal as I presume it to be? Maybe kids are more careful with what they do and what they post because they understand how quickly things can spread when your whole school is connected online.


It seems that everybody has a Facebook these days, even my 80-year old grandmother has one! That’s right, Memow, you’re pretty rad. Whether I’m ordering lunch at a restaurant or sitting in church, the words “follow us on Facebook and Twitter!” are everywhere you look. It’s great, and social media has done some truly amazing and unbelievable things, but I also wonder if it is negatively influencing some of our behaviors and social patterns.

I have created a survey that I’d love for YOU to take. It will only take a few minutes, and your insight would be much appreciated. It is 100% anonymous.Please feel free to share with anyone and everyone, the more responses the better. I’ll be writing a follow up post with overall results and conclusions. Thank you!!




10 thoughts on “Facebook Survey

  1. You know what really scares me is Snapchat. No good can come of sending pictures to people that immediately and permanently disappear after they’re viewed….yikes!

    • I totally agree!! I had it for a few days and deleted it because I just kept thinking “why???? What is the point of this?” It scares me to think what teenagers do with it…

  2. Hi Courtney! I’m a friend of Gil’s, and found your post when he reblogged it. It’s interesting that you posted this, because just this morning I read this post about some of the not so great aspects of how social media is changing things, specifically with regards to the military and official casualty notifications (warning – it’s cry-inducing) – http://keepcalmandhaveacosmo.blogspot.com/2014/03/racing-facebook-new-challenge-for.html?m=1

    I will definitely be taking your survey, following your blog, and looking forward to what you come up with as a result!

    • Hi Rebecca,
      It’s great to hear from you! Thank you for sharing that article, how heartbreaking. I cannot imagine finding out all of those horrendous things on FACEBOOK! How incredibly sad. It does go to show how fast social media can spread news, and it can be a double edged sword.

      Thanks so much for participating in the survey and following along! The feedback from the survey has been great, I’m loving it!

    • Not cool, Courtney. NOT COOL. This is a serious question, do people still use it? (bites nails) Are you currently using it? Maybe I’m one of those people whose Facebook posts offend people haha :-p

      • I have no freaking idea if anyone uses it! I never had an account. I giggled at your joke, but have to make fun because my sister and her fiance met on MySpace. (Ha!) Granted, they are both in their 40s, and they met 7 or 8 years ago.

        • Okay, that’s amazing that they met on there! As much as social media can be a love/hate thing, it truly can be a great tool. Just last week I was able to help my friend get a homeless dog adopted in just 24 hours after having someone post it on a dog lovers board on Facebook that has 40k members. It was really cool to see!

          Being on Myspace 7 or 8 years ago makes sense, but in 2014, I really wonder if it’s still a thing. Also, both of my husband’s siblings met their spouses online! Not Myspace, but a dating site. The way I see it, Myspace was kind of the dating site people used back then!

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