So much for my blog – I thought it might be infrequent but this is ridiculous! Anyway, today I have something to say.
Facebook – love it or hate it, it is here to stay. It’s great for letting people know news – good or bad – for discussing things with friends and having a laugh, meeting up with old friends after 20+ years and maybe even finding the love of your life! I myself have loved using Facebook since 2008, but not without mixed feelings at times – and today is one of those times. Having recently had my life discussed in a Facebook group I have been left questioning whether my mother might not be right when she declares that Facebook is a totally unnecessary evil. It is hurtful to read about oneself on a public forum and be subsequently “unfriended” when one brings this to light. It can only happen on Facebook, right? Well no, not really – this has happened since time immemorial. People were people even before Facebook came along. I know I myself have all too often said something about someone “in confidence” only to find that half the world knows about it the next day. This was happening long before Facebook was even a glint in Mark Zuckerberg’s eye. I think the main difference has to be the sheer number of strangers that can be privy to your information if somebody decides to unscrupulously put it out there. If I myself decide to use Facebook to divulge my information that is my choice – it is not my choice when another person does it for me without my permission and my business can be read by all and sundry. But this is not Facebook’s fault – this is human nature – it’s been that way since Eve ate that apple (ok so there was no apple and no Eve either, but you get what I mean!) So, I shall continue using Facebook and maybe be more vigilant as to whom I tell my business to. Twas ever thus!