Like many millions of other users, my customary ritual was to check Facebook daily, sometimes more often, but more usually with my cup of coffee first thing in the morning. Most of my family live not only in other states, but other continents, and it is a way to allow my mother to be part of my life, even though she lives so far away, in South Africa.
But Facebook is no longer what it used to be. People no longer communicate their activities, or even say what they think. Everything has to be PC, bland and boring because God knows the thought police are constantly ready to pounce, denounce and control. And I am sick of it.
The constant posts of mindless memes, incorrect information (if it’s on the Internet it must be true), so-called-health, environmental and political “news” are what drives the site; religious crap and Jesus memes in the clouds, on toast, the evils of Monsanto and fracking… I try and ignore it and it is driving me away. It is a concentrated form of torture that they should employ in Guantanamo. See how long those poor suckers can put up with it before they go stir crazy.
Who knew that there could be so much incorrect grammar, misspellings and ignorance on the Internet? How did the media become authors of and purveyors of clickbaiting? How many times do we have to be aware of cancer, American heroes, police brutality and beaten dogs? For God’s sakes, people!
How can we avoid it?
By checking out, and moving on, just like my kids have some time ago already.