Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Facebook

Colin,

There is this thing around these days called social media, and it includes probably the biggest brain suck ever invented...Facebook...where people post mostly useless information about how their day/week/life sucks in some way, shape, or form. The amazing part is that when someone posts something like "Today Sucks!", they get 100+ responses asking what may be wrong or why does it suck or any other thing to placate the attention seeking poster. However, when someone posts anything that has even the slightest bit of intelligence, not a soul makes a comment. It is actually quite fun in some ways to sit back and watch it all unfold because in a way, it is not really a social media site as much as a social weeding out site. You can just look at the posts and comments and realize that you want little or nothing to do with the majority of people there.

The other amazing thing about Facebook is the "friends" list. There are people (Daddy knows a few of them all too well) with thousands of "friends." Heck, some of these people are lucky to have two or three friends in real life, but in the social media mecca for spying on your "friends," they are the most popular people around. Daddy often wonders if these people ever do anything else other than sit around and post about how their lives are horrible as they waste hour upon hour in front of the computer screen waiting for the commiseration to commence...probably not.

Why the post about Facebook? Well, in going back through some of the things Daddy posted their in order to raise awareness about SIDS and a few petitions, the responses were nothing less than pathetic, and just today Daddy stopped in to check on the SIDS support group and his opinion of the who Facebook thing went from pathetic to apathetic. The place is nothing more than a dumping ground for people who want to compare grief and misery. So, Daddy is done with the "support" group and will just go back to watching all the train wrecks for sheer entertainment purposes only.

Much love to you!
Daddy

2 comments:

  1. People on Facebook both amaze and disgust me sometimes. I often wonder how the world would manage if Facebook was to disappear. Haha.

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  2. Teri Garber GeorgeFebruary 1, 2012 at 2:11 PM

    Some people on here need attention badly, that is obvious. others are just looking for our #true# friends to console us through whatever grief we have. But do any of us really have #true# friends? That is the real question. Some of us do have difficult lives to live and others have the best lives in the world and continue to complain day in and day out, I don't get it...I probably never will...

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