Today I got very annoyed with Facebook.
I responded impulsively to a political post, and went back and forth a couple of times, with an old friend who happens to have a total opposite opinion from mine.
Honestly, I don't ever want to lose REAL friends, that I have had all my life, over FB OR politics. Good grief.
I got thinking about it on the way to my granddaughter's birthday party today. I was just about to deactivate my FB account.
I resent the time I spend on it. It just sucks a part of my day right up.
I am totally annoyed by the dumb, ridiculous political posts that abound.
I hate the graphic posts about animal abuse.
I am tired of all the shared posts with flowery nonsense.
I tried to figure out what the attraction actually is, and why I bother with it.
And of course, if it sucks up my time, that's my own fault. But it is so addictive, isn't it?
Then I went through my friend list, and realized that of 190 of them, there are only about 22 of them that I actually see in PERSON, EVER. And of those 22, 6 of them are family.
Hmm.......so what does that say??
Then I started looking at the plus side.
This morning, I had a great conversation with an old friend, on FB messages, which would probably not have happened, otherwise.
I also keep in touch with my English relatives on FB, and see pictures of their children.
And I see pictures, daily, of my own grandchildren, and keep tabs on at least 2 out of three of my daughters.
And yesterday, there was this post, shared by one of my FB friends, about a malnourished dog right in Glens Falls, with the address, and a photo. FB blew up with comments, and calls to the police, and calls to the local SPCA. At first they didn't do much, but with the crowd on FB growing, and getting louder and louder, and with ONE brave soul actually driving 20 miles TO THE HOUSE, and KNOCKING ON THE DOOR, and confronting the low life owners, eventually the police did come, and SPCA did come, and the dog was saved.
And now there is a LIST of potential adopters, all waiting to hear, if they can take this dog home.
So FB, as much as you occasionally make me crazy, I guess I'll stick around. With a little more restraint, and good sense, and my finger on the HIDE button, I'll post pictures of Syd, and Roy, and Miss Puss, and maybe even Jinksie.
I won't rabble rouse, I promise.