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Sunday, 17 May 2015

Bullshit on Facebook

Every now and then, someone posts rubbish on Facebook. Who knew! These posts are usually in the form of a graphic with words on them, and the poster thinks that the words are true, or profound, or both. And worthy of sharing.

But sometimes they aren't.

Sometimes when I see such a thing, my bullshit detector goes off the scale. I can accept low levels of bullshit, but when the level gets too high, I feel that I ought to counter the bullshit by explaining why it's bullshit.

This, as you can imagine, is not popular, especially with the poster. But my hope is that it will lead to a bit more thought before posting bullshit. Maybe I'm just an incurable optimist. But at least it might lead to people not reposting the identical bullshit as if they were words of wisdom.


2 comments:

  1. I think I know what you're talking about. Some people should keep their stupid opinions to themselves...

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  2. I'm not talking about just one posting. I often see people posting total bollocks, and when it's bad enough, I explain it to them.

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