I love facebook and I hate facebook. It is so good for keeping in touch with friends, new and old. It is how I find out everything that is going on in my family, neighborhood etc...
I personally love when people use it to post pics of their kids and the cute things they say ( I better love it because I am sure guilty of it) I love it because it is nice and shows me how much they love them. Makes me feel that I can relate to them, we have something in common.
I love when people use it to send out reminders of events that are coming up! I can always use the extra reminder.
I love it when people just post funny things that put a smile on my face.
I love it in times of tragedy, grief and sadness how people reach out with their kind words to show love and support.
I love that anybody can ask any sort of question and someone has the answer. For example: last year I wanted to surprise my mom with a CD of Chester the chubby elf, a record we used to dance and sing to at Christmas time. I couldn't find it anywhere on the Internet, so I threw it out there on facebook and within minutes, good friend Shirley had the answer of where to find it. That was so awesome!
I love all the dinner ideas, and fun activities for the family I have discovered by reading friends posts.
But I am amazed at how sometimes facebook turns into a place where people state things that they would never be so bold to say in person.
I hate it when people post mean things because I can't turn away from it. I feel that it is my obligation to stick up for whomever I think is getting the bad rap. I realize it rarely does me or anyone else any good. It usually just makes the problem bigger and messier with more people getting involved... but I can't help myself.
I hate it when people post something on facebook but then act mad that People know about it. I want to scream "duh you just posted it for 400+ people and you are going to get mad that people are talking about it. What part of facebook did you not understand?"
I hate it when facebook fights turn into grammar/spelling lessons instead of sticking to the topic in debate.
I hate it when people claim they are not drama, but everything they post on facebook is drama. If a drama mama is who you are, wear your title proudly.
I hate that I am posting about facebook on my blog and that I am on facebook and have a blog. (But I love it!) Truly truly a love/hate relationship with facebook. kind of like my addiction to diet coke only there is nothing I hate about diet coke...
So I am going to sign off with my facebook advice: If it isn't something you would ever say to someones face, don't say it on facebook.
The Encouragement Challenge
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