…..that, my friends, is the question of importance this morning. On the one hand, Facebook is informational and I’m able to follow the groups and organizations such as SPLC, AU, Media Matters, and my Congressmen which keep me informed about issues of significance in my life. On the other hand Facebook is filled with a litany of stupidity and ignorance that somehow also creeps into my daily routine.
Friends on Facebook? Yeah, right. I am “public”, anybody can read me. Of those who follow me are 7 people whom I do not know, and one girlfriend from the foggy days of the 1970s. She scares me more than any of the others. Assuredly, I can access the privacy settings and make myself virtually inaccessible, but, what’s the point in that.
No, as a blogger friend has noted, it should be called “Fakebook”. I like that. It just rolls off the tongue and it is a much more accurate description of what a man can expect when he signs up. Although, during the 2016 campaign, my cadre of Facebook “friends” showed their true colors and most of them deleted me. Hmmmmmm. maybe there is a redeeming value in Fakebook.
I am virtually friendless on social media but, I now know who the loyal people are in my life.