I recently watched “The Facebook Obsession” on CNBC. In it they tried to cover the good, bad and ugly of Facebook. Facebook is used to connect friends, family, co-workers, everyone. I do not want to talk about all the technical and privacy issues with Facebook. My beef is with the people who want to blame Facebook for ruining their lives. On “The Facebook Obsession” they interviewed a woman who was fired from a high school she was employed at because of a post she put on her page. This woman got on her Facebook page to complain about work and even went so far as to call the students and parents names and how glad she would be to move on. She thought that her status update was only going to be seen by her friends and family. She claims she had no idea that Facebook had changed the privacy settings and that now everyone could see what she posted. REALLY LADY! It is not Facebook’s fault that you ignorantly decided to rant about your job on an internet site! You don’t know how to pick up a phone to discuss private matters like that. You have a Doctorate, you are smart enough to know that regardless of what you “think” your settings are, when you conduct business on the internet “assume” everyone can see it. Stop blaming Facebook and accept responsibility for your own actions. I don’t know how you didn’t know the settings changed because I had a banner at the top of my screen when they changed and I changed mine.
I have seen news reports of couples talking about Facebook ruined my marriage or is the reason I got divorced. NO, you are the reason your marriage was almost ruined or ended. No one told you to get on Facebook and look up old flings or behave inappropriately. YOU did that. No one told you to click the “add friend” button on that guy or gal you had a crush on, YOU DID THAT. What you not gonna do is sit there and act like you took no part in it and like Facebook “tempted” you. You went looking for trouble and it found your behind. Period point-blank. You didn’t think you were gonna get caught.
Facebook is a tool. Just like any tool it depends on whose hands it’s in. You decide what you are going to do with it. It has no ability to control how you interact with other people. I am so sick of adults refusing to take responsibility for their actions. I am SICK AND TIRED of people looking for everything else to blame except themselves. While I’m talking about people wanting to blame outside forces for their stupidity, the same goes for these knuckleheads that want to blame Four Loko for them acting irrationally and doing stupid stuff under the influence. It is not Four Loko’s fault that you want to consume an alcoholic beverage and think that you’re not going to do anything stupid. PLEASE! No one forced you to drink it. You drink at your own risk. Anytime you use any substance it is at your own risk. You can’t come back later and blame the alcohol company cause you went streaking, felt sick, or blacked out. COME ON PEOPLE! Get with the program. Know your limits or better yet stop drinking. It is time to start looking at yourselves and your own actions and just admit that you messed up, learn from it and move on. I guess it takes stupid people to lead by example! (Now we know) lol<–stole that from my sister-in-law. I’M JUST SAYING, DANG!!!