It’s become painfully evident to me that Facebook has great potential for making us stupid.
The ease by which we can post anything that aligns with our illusions and misconceptions has spawned a brand of Facebook communication that’s as weak as Pajama Boy threatening to run away from home. With a single keystroke we can transform ourselves into one-fingered ministers of misinformation for or own virtual idiocracy.
I always find it distressing when a Facebook friend of mine posts something appallingly stupid. It’s one thing when someone you don’t know does it. A total stranger who you’ll never meet is quickly forgotten. Someone you know isn’t so easy to dismiss.