Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Internet and Social Media

I am going to rant, so just bear with me. I have so many other things to worry about in my life, but for some reason I get sucked into the Internet and social media only to get pissed and irritated at the stupidity of people I've become acquaintances with over the years.

Before I begin here is my disclaimer: If you are family. This does not apply to you. If I've known you for more than ten years and we've talked more than twice in the last ten years, this does not apply to you. If I've commented, positively, on any of your statuses in the last year, this does not apply to you.

So maybe it's my fault. I know I don't have to friend everyone and usually I don't. There are lots of people from high school that I just simply don't remember that I have politely ignored their request. I like Facebook to catch up with old and new friends. I'm happy to hear about your kids, jobs, school, and nights of partying. I'm happy to see pictures of your kids, weddings, vacations, and nights out on the town. What I don't want is your daily rants about society, politics, how much you dislike Obama and how black people are abusing the system. I also don't care to hear about all the praying that you do (because you are SUCH a good Christian/Jew/Muslim). I also don't care to see pictures of you and your significant other tonguing each other right after you wake up in the morning. Lastly, there is no reason, as grown adults, that we should be spelling "ur" "u" or "jus". If you are SO smart that you know how the country should be run, please, please, make yourself look a little smarter and spell out simple words.

In general, I find Facebook and the Internet very annoying. The Internet is just a anonymous forum for all the racist, homophobic, sexist elistist to post their politically-incorrect thoughts. Those that are little more brave post their racist, homophobic, sexist elitist thoughts on Facebook. I recently decided to spend more time on Twitter and I find this a much better forum. Most of the people I follow on Twitter I don't know. This is refreshing.

I'm sure seven years ago before Facebook was open to all us commoners it was a much better place. Now Generation X and Baby Boomers have cluttered its pages with political rants and religious commentaries. Why can't we just use Facebook for fun? Post a few pictures, tell us what you're doing and where you're going. Tell me something funny. Show me something funny. Let me know when your favorite team wins or loses, but for goodness sakes stop with the controversial, uncomfortable crap.

If you don't "like" this, unfriend me. If you don't "like" the pictures of my kids, unfriend me. Facebook is about catching up with old and new friends, not making your old and new friends feel uncomfortable.


  1. Can I say, Amen!!! Totally agree with this. Facebook is horrible and my feed is nothing but quotes, religious views and the occasional political rant. Twitter has it's moments, and I'm afraid it'll be just as bad as Facebook one day. I'm to the point where I'm ready to connect with people the old-fashioned way...telephone and hard copy pictures.

  2. BRAVO my dear...you are so so right!!!