Another Facebook rant

Posted on March 5, 2014


facebook rant
I still have mixed feelings about social media. On one hand, I love it because I’ve met so many wonderful people from all over the world. On the other hand, it seems much easier for people to be annoying. Or is that I let them be annoying? Is this a chicken and egg conundrum? Enough of the philosophy, on to my latest rant.

My latest rant is about people asking for money on Facebook. No, not the Nigerian prince stuff, but people asking me to contribute to some charity or other. The requests come mostly from people I know personally. All the charities are legitimate and are worthy causes, but . . .

The person has never bothered to comment on a post, send me a personal message or anything. Now, suddenly they are all fired up about some cause and want me to give them money? No, I don’t think so.

I also get annoyed at people asking me to post some stupid message on my Facebook profile to support a cause. Okay, how is that going to help a cause? To me, all it shows is that I’m a mindless sheep and just follows the crowd.

If I’m feeling especially cranky that day, I may even unfriend them.

What about you? How do you feel about your friends asking you to support one of their charitable causes?

Disgruntled cat picture is courtesy of Tomi Tapio’s Flickr Photostream, under Creative Commons Licensing.