I truly fear Facebook is removing our abilities to interact with each other in meaningful ways. It's too easy to just click on a "like" button and move on instead of even a simple, "I agree," or "that reminds me of...." I'm guilty of this every day.
I used to send emails to friends, and text messages, and have phone calls where we talked about our days instead of just putting up a quick status update (and having somebody "like" it!).
I also think Facebook is removing our abilities to put up with disagreement amongst people. Whether it's dog training, dog breeding, dog rescue, abortion, gun control, politics, etc, instead of saying, "I disagree with you, and here's why" in a polite manner and having civil, friendly debates, we block people who disagree with us. Or unfriend them. Or hide them from our newsfeeds. Or tell them they're mean. My friends, we don't have to all agree on everything. It's okay to disagree. And it's okay to TALK about why you disagree. Disagreeing with somebody doesn't mean that you hate them or that they're bad. It means we're HUMAN and we all have our own beliefs.
I am contemplating no longer reading my newsfeed or posting as much. I may just stick to the special interest groups that I'm a member of, that I love. I am going to try to make more phone calls, and send more emails, to have that more personal interaction. When I do read the newsfeed, I'm going to try to not just "like" something, but to actually comment on it and provide feedback. It's not going to change the world, I know this. But maybe if we all tried harder to have personalized interaction with people, we just might improve our lives, and those of our friends, a bit.
I had to laugh when a couple people liked it without commenting.