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nimthiriel ([personal profile] nimthiriel) wrote2013-03-27 05:40 pm

Minor irk.

 I realise this is a minor thing, but it irritates me because it's so bloody childish and I expect a bit more perception from adults.

Person A posts something on Facebook (or Livejournal, or some other social media).
Persons B and C complain about it being posted because it is somehow insensitive, or possibly worse.
Person A cracks a wobbly, saying things like "This is MY wall and I can post whatever I want on it!"

That is bloody stupid, because the fact is that it's NOT your personal wall. It is a place where you PUBLICLY broadcast things to the world at large. This goes the same for Livejournal or any other social media out there. You're not keeping a private journal, you are BROADCASTING to a large group of people, and on a space that you have rented (in most cases paid for by the advertising that you see when you log in).

It'd be like someone hiring a large billboard and putting something insensitive on it, then responding to complaints with "But it's MY billboard! You can't tell me what I can and can't put on it!". You can imagine what public perception would be of any company that did that!

It's little, but it's been bugging me for a while and I felt the need to rant :-)

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