This morning, I found out that each one of us is only worth $4.81 a year to the folks at Zuckerberg HQ. To the multi-billion-dollar company, it's chump change. To us, it's a few items off the McDonald's Dollar Menu.
When we were forced to get blessed with the new Facebook timeline, many change-aphobic users got cranky, threatening to leave the social media giant. That'll show them, they thought. But already stuck in the grips of the addictive blue and white website, the nay-sayers stayed. Why? Well, that's what we're wondering.
Why do you use Facebook, anyway, if you're barely worth $5 to 'em? Especially when Facebook causes so much inner turmoil — insecurity that everyone else's lives are better than yours, the pain of not being invited to someone's housewarming party, the horror of finding you've been unfriended, the embarrassment of being tagged in a photo with a wiener drawn on your face. Hey, just curious.