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Category Archives: “social” Networks ?

What are “Social Networks” and what do they mean to us.

Facebook

Ycch. :)

The thing that bothers me the most is that things get posted on there without a lot of thought as to how it is interpreted by the “Friends” following the posts. It’s too easy to post a rant or remark that hurts others without that being the original poster’s intent. Of course, there are those that just want to hurt others. And, boy can they type fast!!!

Just recently a true friend in another country posted remarks deriding America and Americans. At first I got angry then started to remember this problem with communicating via FB. When you combine that with political issues, anger, and ignorance, you have a recipe for disaster. Oh, and then there is the time of year. ‘Tis the season.

Personally, I think we would be better off without FB etc. but, too many of my friends and relatives use it as their only form of communication. Probably due to it’s ease of use. So, the sad truth is that we have to use it if we want to know what is happening with our friends and families.

I would love to see more careful thought put into the posts. But, just remember that people post with wild abandon and most posts should really just be ignored. This too will pass. 😉

Paul