So….it’s been a month of two since I finally caved in and joined Facebook! There are a lot of reasons why it’s been kind of fun and a lot of reasons why it’s been kind of, well, interesting. I really do think Facebook is great for families to connect that live far away from each other, and for friends to keep in touch across the miles. There are some things, however, that I would prefer NOT to see on my newsfeed page.
1. Political rants. The interface of Facebook just does not allow for civil discussions about such things, and it seems as though people deliberately post divisive topics on Facebook knowing that some of their “friends” will respond, and then, the response threads end up long and argumentative.
2. Inappropriate pictures of oneself, or others. Enough said.
3. Posts that describe what you are doing, or what you have done, that would make any mother blush. I’m just saying.
4. Mushy, gushy posts about your significant other where you call that person your sweet-ums, your boogly-boo boo bear, your sugar dumpling, or something similar.
5.Religious rants. Most of your friends will probably agree with what you say, but you know that some will not. Facebook is certainly not the greatest evangelistic tool. Please don’t consider it as such.
Now, I’ve been guilty of posting mindless musings on Facebook before, and I consider it harmless. Perhaps someone is offended by the things I post, although I hope not. My husband dislikes Facebook, and when I tell him about the things people post, he says “why in the world would anyone post that?” Sometimes we laugh about it. But mostly, as my sister says, Facebook “is what you make it.” I don’t take it seriously. Neither should you.