Like 99.9999% of the world’s population, I am part of the Facebook phenomenon that has engulfed the world.
I’m seriously considering leaving the entire social media malarkey, except blogging, which I have never considered to be social media. Facebook, in the early days, was a real boon for me, mainly keeping in touch with far-flung family. You could see their photographs, listen to little Tommy making his first burp or even see photos of Kevin’s egg curry they had for dinner! It was all quite funny and nice to be able to talk with each other, no matter how far apart in the world. And of course, free.
However, the past twelve months or so, the aggression that seems to have taken over the whole social media thing is nothing short of disgraceful. Remember when you could have a conversation and disagree with someone? Differing opinions and the like, it’s what makes the world go around. These days, if you dare show a thought that’s not inline with someone’s thinking then you’re a ‘snowflake’ or worse, something that I could not possibly repeat here. What the heck is a snowflake anyway?
My grammar may not be the best, but some of the posts I have seen on Facebook and Twitter, you have to spend half an hour trying to work out what’s being said. They can always spell the swear words though. Then again, I suppose swear words are the same in whatever language they are written. So much aggression, some people have an awful lot of anger pent up inside themselves. I wonder where it all comes from? There’s far too much of it for me to hang around.
Reading back through this post, it looks as if I’ve lost my sense of humour. I suppose that’s what happens when you get caught up in all the foul-mouthed bickering that goes on. The negativity drains you of the last tiny bit of positivity. Where did those innocent days of posting cats, food and blurred photographs at the family get together go? It’s all a little like a ‘Carry On’ film, the world dived into Facebook and Twitter and was all nice to each other before the mass brawl broke out.
My Rant Is Done
Hopefully, that’s my rant done with. Thankfully, the blogging world seems to be full of nice people, well, the ones I’ve come across in my WordPress world are very nice. Long live blogging. I usually put a link to whatever subject I’ve been talking about, but I’m not going to put one to Facebook or Twitter. Instead, here’s a link to Great Ormond Street Hospital that does a lot of fantastic work for children and I know they are glad of any donations too. Great Ormond Street Hospital.