Facebook represents everything that is wrong with America. It is as simple as that. Zuckerberg created a brain waster by which those given to follow, not lead, live and die by The Like or The Status Update or the half assed birthday greeting.
Given, there are positives. Many kudos to those that are using Social Media as a tool to advance local commerce and focus efforts on their communities and the businesses within, and for other remarkable and worthy projects along the same line. But I’ll never understand the trend
Curiosity brought me to the platform first. A good friend said, “Welcome to Facebook. You’ll see people here you want to see, a lot more that you’ll want to avoid.” More prophetic words were never spoken. In record time, I was out. The convenience of being able to communicate with my family brought me back to the platform a second time. I buckled under the crushing weight of contemptible and fantastic religious and political innuendo frosted with a ‘keeping up with the Joneses” motif so creamy thick and putrid that the anonymity of the internet could only provide. I tucked tail and ran for fear of being seen. Swore it off forever.
But now there are proposals to make a few dollars using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social networking sites. Here I am, yet again, looking into the dark maw that is ex everything, shaky acquaintances, and intellectual butchery covering all depths and peaks. Mundane everdays and their associated riders about whom I could not muster as much as a popcorn fart of indifference are still the norm.
And I’m standing on the edge of that cesspool looking to make a buck. Haven’t even stuck a toe into the fray and already I feel as if a Brillo and kerosene will not remove the hypocritical stink.
But a buck is a buck. They can go through the washer and clean up just fine.