Yep, it’s called Facebook. It’s horrifically annoying. It’s almost even more annoying when it makes its way into the real world.
I have a number of issues with Facebook, yet I continue to use it for reasons of communication; and believe me, as soon as I finish college, I am getting rid of it and forcing everyone to e-mail, call, or *gasp!* visit me. Nonetheless, I’m still there right now, and am therefore subject to whatever my friends want to announce to the world. And sometimes my classmates decide to get into a heated debate on Facebook and yell about it in the middle of studio time (so it’s not like I can even just leave).
Facebook might be your soap box, but this is mine. Here, nobody knows who I am; and if you do, you’re a friend. Which means that most people who comment are more comfortable saying things–at least in my opinion. You don’t know me… you have a right to a screenname, so I wouldn’t know you, either, unless you wanted me to. Not a bad deal; the internet at its finest.
If Facebook is your soap box, please do me an enormous favour and stop expecting everyone to be completely okay with the flooding of our newsfeeds with political stuff. Seeing the same stuff over and over again gets old; to be honest, I got really tired of all the pope stuff, too, and I do love Pope Francis. If I want something, I’ll go find it myself. I am tired of all the stupid red equals signs as profile pictures. You seriously think that just by changing your profile picture to something political, you’ll make a difference to anyone, aside from annoying them slightly? That suggests that if I changed my profile picture to something from an anime, people who don’t watch anime will start to care about it. The answer is no, they won’t, and they’ll probably just roll their eyes at me for it.
You can’t change the world through Facebook. You can’t change it through a blog, either, but at least I’m not forcing you to read this by nature of you being my “friend.” If you read this, you came to read it. Some part of you went out of your way to check my blog. If I go to Facebook to stalk pictures from my school’s Beaux-Arts Ball, I am inundated with political commentary, whether I want to or not. So much for everyone getting along and living and letting live.
I disagree with you, red-equals-sign-posters. I disagree with you on the basis of natural law and the fact that marriage is about children. I also disagree with you for even jumping on that bandwagon; you can’t come up with something more creative? Honestly? I’m rather disappointed. If you’re excited about the legislation, post something, don’t just change your photo, and be prepared to back up your position. Unless, of course, you live in the magical world where everyone agrees with you and nothing bad ever happens.
Irritatedly (but still in Christ),