Social Media: Just for Likes?

Last week I was browsing Facebook when I came across a photo of a dead woman with the caption “My grandmother is dead.” To my surprise, this photo had garnered over 50 likes. My immediate reaction was “what the hell are you liking?” If you like something, doesn’t it generally means that you are in support of or agree with it? Are you then in support of the woman being dead? Are you liking the fact that the person is mourning? As for the poster, I have no words…but “What the hell were you thinking?!!”

Last month, I came across a video of an accident, again on Facebook. This one showed dismembered individuals and gory flesh and blood. It looked like something right out of a scary gruesome movie. Again I noticed that persons where liking and sharing! Again I was mystified as to why people would like much less share the dratted video. Are you saying you agree with the accident? Are the people deserving of what happened? What are you agreeing to?

Why is it that we have to show such gruesomeness just to get some likes or comments? That’s just horrid and ridiculous! Where is the empathy? Do you know what I do to people who put these kinds of posts up? I un-friend them!



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I am a dynamic young lady who loves the Lord and seek to have a joy that no one can take away. My all-time favourite thing to do is gaining discoveries by design from My Father during our time each day. Reading, learning and trying new things falls behind in a close second place. My dream is to use my God-given talents to positively impact as many people as possible. As a proud Wolmerian, with a zest for life, I adhere to the “Age Quod Agis” motto in that whatsoever I do, I always do it to the best of my ability.

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