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Paul Weller: Facebook Is a Waste of Time

November 25, 2010 (4:08 am) GMT
The rocker even talked about his dislike of the social networking website in his latest album 'Wake Up the Nation'.

Rocker will not be joining Facebook any time soon - he's blasted social networking websites as "distracting" and a waste of time. The former The Jam frontman's representatives have set up an account on the popular site to keep fans up-to-date with his album releases and tour dates.

But the singer/songwriter is adamant he avoids using networking websites himself, because he's convinced they have a negative effect on society. Weller takes aim at Facebook in a song on his latest album "", and he tells NME, "I do think that technology is good for certain things, but I do also think that the a**e end of that is there's just a lot of time wasted, staring at a screen, talking to cyber-friends. And I don't get that, really."

"I think it's a way of distracting people from what's really happening. I do think there's an element of that. I think it's the new opium of the masses, personally. All the things that I don't like about that... I would have thought that would be enough for any new generation to kick against."

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