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FACEBOOK: It’s not responsible for oversharing

Letter by Krystal L. Coates, Sumner on April 22, 2011 at 2:25 pm | 6 Comments »
April 22, 2011 2:25 pm

Re: “Facebook’s ‘too much, maybe, free speech’ problem” (TNT, 4-22).

However unfortunately, each nation’s government has the same right as America to choose whether or not to censor online content. Period.

Facebook cannot be condemned for the more-often-than-not idiotic sharing and commenting of its users.

The writer says that oversharing “used to be” discouraged. Has she checked recently? Oversharing and pointless posting is still being discouraged

Whoever appears on your newsfeed is your friend, family or associate. The only reason they’re on your newsfeed is because you chose for them to be. You can easily hit that “Ignore” button on any unwanted friend request or very easily remove annoyances from your newsfeed entirely.

Don’t hop on the “I hate Facebook because I can’t stand my friends but won’t admit it” bandwagon.

P.S. The dislike button is a terrible idea. Thanks, Facebook for contumaciously abstaining.

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