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Facebook Faux Pas: February Free Write
Facebook Faux Pas
As Scarecrow from The Wizard of Oz once said, "Some people without brains do an awful lot of talking." Isn't that the truth. The matter about which I will be writing is Facebook. In fact, my last post to Facebook was that very quote. Of late, Facebook has been polluted with garbage that people feel necessary to post. It (along with other social networks and technology advancements) has caused a huge change in the average teen's vocabulary. Frankly, I am sick of it. Many people have grown extremely weary of the abundance of meaningless things people update to Facebook these days. Facebook is not a diary. Facebook is not a place to publicize your issues in hopes that you might feel better about yourself because of the number of fools who "like" your status. As a social network, Facebook's goal is to allow people to share and connect with other people and make friends. To tell you the truth, nobody cares if you're going to eat spaghetti, shower, then watch Jersey Shore. Nobody cares if you're spending the night at So-and-So's and it's gonna be soooooo muchhhhh funnnnn!
Which brings me to my next point. These days, people completely disregard basic grammar and spelling, especially on the internet. The use of slang in everyday conversation is rising rapidly. The vocabularies of people, particularly kids and teens, have regressed as technology has advanced. What if we someday get to a point where our language is so deluded that it can hardly be recognized?
Additionally, the language used on the internet these days it outrageous. Foul language should not be posted. Kids don't realize that people see your posts. Businesses and companies and maybe even colleges WILL check your Facebook for things you've posted. What if those questionable pictures you posted of that wild party last Friday night cost you your career? The illusion of privacy is just that: an illusion. The Scarecrow was very accurate. Please help rid the world of this, starting with such ridiculousness on Facebook. Don't post everything, and if you feel the need to, get a blog.
Article posted February 1, 2012 at 08:59 AM •
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