|I really do adore both of these Facebook Hogs and I usually always like |
their posts...I'm just stating a pattern here.
Well, today I was scrolling through my newsfeed and every other post came from 2 Newsfeed Hogs/FB Friends. One is from the U.S. and the other is from Egypt. Literally, every newsfeed post was filled with items from the list above, except one was in English and one in Arabic. I don't read Arabic. I've named these two Facebook friends, my "Facebook Dopplegangers". They're FB twins, posting what they're passionate about, dozens of times a day.
I'll admit, I share others' posts on occasion, but for the most part I try to keep my posts real, authentic, about life or what I'm going through. I would like to suggest we start a movement to end Chronic Newsfeed Hogs, but honestly I don't think it truly matters. I think Facebook is going on the downward slope. It's become a passive agressive platform to get your agenda across and also a place to say Happy Birthday to people you never see and to like peoples' vacation and party photos to show in a half-assed way that you care. I think there are new social media outlets coming in making Facebook less relevant over time.
Now I'm one that will present a solution if I'm going to gripe about a problem. I suggest a new social media site be created where you're only allowed to post real things about events or moments in life that direct effect you or a loved one. No birthdays, or timelines or special dates listed. No fake posts about how great everything is...unless it really is. No sharing silly photos or polical statements or religious views. If you have something to say, you have to articulate it yourself. What do you think?