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Facebook abuse

Posted Monday, August 20, 2012, at 3:30 PM

Why is it that people have to play out their entire life on Facebook? It's great for re-connecting with old friends and sharing fun personal moments, but much like my problem with Twitter, I don't know why people believe the world wishes to be made aware of everything they're doing. Some people use it to share bathroom habits. Others use it carry on extended high school classmate drama. While the creator of Facebook was hoping to create a technology interface opportunity, I doubt it was his goal to create a service which would allow it's users to air all of their personal dirty laundry and attack others. I guess we all just need to take advantage of the key that allows us to delete those who abuse the freedoms offered through Facebook.

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Randy I am sure the telephone is in the same category, once egalitarian now a a tool filled with vice. And what shall be done with that?

It's only natural, now we see the Fb is laced with banner ads, much like the local paper. Once radio was a free service for information, could we not say the same thing when we hear a blow hard spew his personal tirades at the opposition, what have they done to my free service? Magazines are full of every strange obsession and all for advertising. Sensational is what the operators of all these media hope will become their fare to the public eye, and all the hoopla is finally to show a prospective client the numbers of viewers, listeners, subscribers. All good ideas get dwindled down to ad space in the final annualize, facebook wants people to get riled up, it bring in the eye balls.

Shall we say the same of a if it bleeds it leads service, one where all the opinion pages are full of disgruntled readers constantly nipping at each others points of view...oops, guilty...

Maybe we just yearn for that real one on one again.

-- Posted by A. View Point on Thu, Aug 23, 2012, at 9:41 AM

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Randy Cauthron is the managing editor of the Daily Reporter. He has been with the paper since 2003 and has worked in the newspaper business since 1993. Randy enjoys entertainment and sports. He has wife, Leah and six children living in Spencer. Randy enjoys sharing his opinion on everything from entertainment, pop culture, politics and sports.
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