Greetings Readers! I promise all my posts won’t be so negative, but for my initial post I need to address this; it’s been digging into me for sometime now and I finally need to just get it off my chest.
Facebook, the great idea of 2004, has since then been a platform that everyone hates and mistrusts yet still use constantly. Like anything, Facebook is what you make of it. I don’t play games on it (well just the one… maybe two. Don’t judge), I stay on as little as possible, keep connected with family and friends out of state (miss you sis!!), and as a general rule don’t ‘friend’ anyone I don’t know in real life. And every so often as I am raging at Facebook at the continually adjusting terms of service, display format, and everything else, I come across posts that make me laugh, make me think (think about laughing), and learn extraordinary new from friends and loved ones and i figure “Eh, Facebook isn’t all that bad.”
Then I get the most irritating posts EVER!
I don’t know who started it, who is continuing it, or why they keep cropping up, but they need to stop. Just this morning I came across a beautiful picture in my news feed of a mother and her son sharing a hug and a kiss while she was in her military. it was quite beautiful and it made me smile. Then I read the caption:
“Like if you love your MOM
Keep scrolling if you dont………..”
…Seriously? …Effing seriously?
I am immediately disgusted. No matter what the message, what the image, what the cause, what the goal, I resent the hell out of this person. In these 11 words, this person is telling me that I am less of a person if I don’t ‘like’ their silly little page. And this is just one of the tamer ones; I’ve seen this kind of thing about cancer, AIDS, catastrophes, pets, abortion, gay rights, military, government, just all across the political and socioeconomic spectrums.
The Guilt Campaign: designed to make you feel bad inside so you pay attention to what they have to say. I don’t know why they are so successful or why more people aren’t teed off about them. Sure, they can be taken with a light tone, and the causes they promote are indeed noble, I can’t dispute that.
I’m just saying I would like my heart strings to be played with creativity and finesse, not just ripped out of my chest while being screamed at, “WHY U NO CARE ABOUT THINGS?!?!” That’s all I’m saying.