Facebook, okay? We all know what Facebook is.
I haven't exactly found a purpose to Facebook besides viewing pictures and being connected to as many people as I know, whether they be friends or foes or acquaintances. But I have found that it is highly addictive. A hard habit to break. And if every single one of my friends is a part of it, how can I resist? Hell, when I go to college, I will depend on it even more to stay in touch with the huge group of high schoolers that I will be leaving behind.
Every other day I get invited to some Facebook group about some inside joke or a cause or just some random thought. I'm never really too concerned with what the group is about, I don't really find any point in having them in the first place. I just thought they connect me to more people, but it's just people I'm already connected to who I won't bother to talk to concerning the group, or people I don't know that I won't talk to at all. So every other day I join a new Facebook group, regardless of what it's about.
However, I was recently invited to a group that actually stuck out to me. That actually got a few minutes of my time.
Name: Fuck Anne Nicole Smith!!!!!!!
Type: Common Interest - Current Events
Description: Do you know that cnn didn't put any news on, because they took 3 hours talking about Anne Nicole Smith?
Recent News: Anne Nicole Smith Died.... OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!
The creator of this group, who I'll call Person A, clearly has a problem with the media fussing over the death of a celebrity instead of reporting other current events. So he tried to find others who felt the same way. Only a few people joined and left comments, including the creator, and this is what they said.
Ok, Person A.
First of all, her name is Anna Nicole Smith. Not Anne. I didn't care for her very much, nor do I respect what she did for a living, but she was a human being, and for that, you, and everyone else, should give her the respect of any dead person. You've never met her, you didn't know her. She wasn't Hitler.
Just let her rest in peace.
Yup, i have to agree with Person B.
The poor woman is dead, and if the most valuble thing you can do, in the wake of a tragedy, is to set up a Facebook group cursing out a dead lady, then you're lower than her whatever she may have done. Give her some respect even if not deserved in life at least in her death...
so I guess Fuck this group.
Is there a way to delete this group? I mean a woman died. It's just not cool.
excuse me , but i dont think Person B knew hitler.
also, i think its great that Person A can voice his opinion. first of all, i think its important that he find people that do and do not want to join this group because sharing ideas is wonderful. second, everybody that sees this shit will realize how silly people are in the first place. also, hitler was a person. shouldnt he get to rest in peace too?
Ok... I"m sorry all. I don't mean to be offensive, but i was angry at the time and i didn't really care too much about Smith so I created the group. Can anyone help me delete this?????? I have a lot of anger inside me and i let it out and when i saw what i did i didn't like it but i don't know how to delete this group!!!!!
So now Person A supposedly feels bad. I think that's understandable. But now I disagree with him wanting to delete this group. I think Person E was on to something. Out of my countless hours of surfing this website, this little group and its handful of comments has been the most interesting, thought provoking thing I have ever seen on Facebook. I have actually gotten something out of an area of the internet which I thought was not possible.
I am looking at discussion in its most pure form.
It's satisfying, it really is. I hope this group stays up. I hope more and more people join and chime in their two cents, and Persons A-Z keep coming back, keep giving each other their ideas. And I hope that I can see more and more of this from Facebook, instead of just pictures and inside jokes. It'll make me feel better about those inevitable countless hours.
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