“You’ve shared 2 days in a row and your friends are responding.”
This statement made me roll eyes at its propensity for mockery and in-your-face presumptuousness. I realize Facebook isn’t intentional in making fun (or are they?) of our brain’s ability to function. However, the statement struck me as knowledge that most Facebook regulars would already know because they have memories of their posts and they can see the little red notification bubble by the globe at the top of their Facebook page. Perhaps Facebook is trying to make us all feel good that we have a personal calculator and our friends are paying attention to our lives?
“Your recent posts got 64 reactions!”
Thank you Facebook calculator. This alleviates any desire to sit at the computer with a pad of paper and pen in order to count. One, two, three, four…
I don’t have the kind of time it requires to be distracted by statistics that don’t offer an income or chocolate.
Something else that has been bugging me lately…
When I look at notifications on my phone, Facebook is inserting a section of “people you may know” in between said notifications. Ummmm, excuse me, I am here to read notifications, not look at people I may know. Lately, the list includes a number of people that share one mutual friend. Only one. Okay, so that means I want to be your friend because you know Susie, who I know through another mutual friend, which means we’ve never met and know nothing about each other? No, not really. Sorry, you are not going to be my friend any more than the man in the moon or the weirdo sorceress who wants me to look at pictures of her half naked body.
“Stay dry today. Rain is in the forecast.”
I had better tell the meteorologist on TV, the guy on the radio and my weather app that they are all correct. Whether or not it actually rains is a different story.
“What’s on your mind this morning?”
I think that’s apparent, Facebook. Dumb question.
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