With that, I’ve compiled a couple things for online readers to consider as my father once said, “Everything you do affects someone else.”
I post links to stories I find here on Black & Right. I also share links on Facebook as well. I do this to give people a choice as to whether they wish to hear my opinions or not. I don’t assume you want them and for that reason people never get multi-forwarded emails from me with stuff you’ve just gotta see.
Most of those things re-sent are days or more old but the email title is usually something like “You gotta see this!”. I don’t know how many of these I receive on a daily basis but their contents are rarely something that hasn’t been shared with this audience earlier. Pictures, stupid songs, old poems, anything that can be forwarded to many, are.
It’s a big Internet. I never assume I’m breaking news or am in possession of something everyone in my contact list just has to see.
Also on Facebook, I mind my own business and post what I wish to share. I don’t remember going to anyone else’s page and requesting they “Like” mine. People have the choice to subscribe to me and whenever I post something, they’re notified. Personally, I find that great as they have made the choice and it’s thus not intrusive.
I have never gone to someone else’s Facebook page and posted something on it and it’s really annoying to have people post their stuff on mine. Maybe that’s the purpose of Facebook, but when you’ve posted links to a story on national security or government matters and someone posts a stupid song he or she thought you’d like, it kinda kills the mood.
So, maybe I’m slightly hungover and grumpy. I’ve been meaning to say this for a long time but when it happens you don’t want to hurt people’s feelings. Then again if they don’t consider yours, what’s left to do?