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Showing posts from March, 2013

The Facebook Fishbowl

Today I'm thrilled to see so many people with red Facebook pictures demonstrating their belief in marriage equality.

Seeing all that red would normally make me start to believe that this is an indication of a changing tide.  In all actuality though, it might just mean that everyone I know is pretty awesome, but...let's face it, there are a lot of people I don't know.

Facebook sometimes creates the illusion of a trend or a paradigm shift that isn't really happening simply because it causes an entire group of people to believe that everybody they know reflects the thoughts and opinions of the overall public.

Okay, now I'm going to use a stupid example to prove this:

Everybody on my Facebook Newsfeed talks about Smash.  As far as I can tell, most of the people I'm friends with watch it, and yet, it's season premiere got incredibly low ratings and it's continued to do poorly this entire season.  Normally, this would surprise me, but if I break the numbers d…

The People Who Ruin My Life on Facebook

This seems to happen to me all the time.

I post what I perceive to be an adorable little status that I'm super proud of--the same way a third grader might be proud when he makes his first q-tip snowscape.

The status either contains a witty observation or a note of gratitude or just a statement about something I'm doing.

And then who comes along to ruin it?

The People Who Ruin My Life on Facebook

They have to leave a comment that completely destroys the status you put up, and then you're faced with that awkward dilemma of deleting what they posted or leaving it up for the world to see.

"Hey everybody, look at my status and then look at this hideous barnacle that attached itself to my status!"

Here are a few examples of these jerks and what they do best:

1)  The Debbie Downers

Status:  Such a beautiful day out.  Can't wait to hit the beach!

Comment:  I wish I could go to the beach but it reminds me of when I was attacked by seagulls as a small child.