Is anyone else tired of getting invited to buy a drink or animal food on a social network site? Whenever I think that people have enough time and money to waste on buying these items I get nauseous. I joined one of these sites to connect with old friends and family, not to be asked to buy something for Farmville, or join a group, or become a fan of something. If it was more personal maybe I would have a different feeling about it, but people are just emailing these requests to everyone on their lists.
I agree that social networking is a great way to keep in contact with people you would not otherwise see or talk to, but I do feel that all of the emails I get requesting that I pay something for a gift or farm animal are ridiculous. There are people who are struggling to pay their mortgage or rent, working two jobs just to get by, and others have enough to spend on virtual farm animals that you have to take care of. I am sorry but I spend whatever money my family makes on food, the mortgage, clothing, and all of the other bills that it takes to live.
When my family does have a little extra money we may go and get ice cream or see a new movie. Whatever extra time I have, goes to cooking , cleaning, taking care of my family, and maybe some down time watching a movie, or reading a book. Just surviving the cost of living is hard enough without spending money on these virtual items. Maybe instead of using hard earned money to purchase inanimate objects people could contribute that money to charities, or put it away for their children’s education. This is only my opinion but I would much rather spend my time and money on other things to survive the cost of living.