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July 17, 2012


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That people act surprised when they get called out for inflammatory facebook posts is shocking to me. What exactly is the point of making a post if not to invite responses?

Jason, you're a natural conversationalist and you love an argument. Lots of people HATE conflict like that. But they HAVE OPINIONS, darn it.

And so they want it both ways. They want to express their opinions, but they don't want to involve themselves in arguments.

How many people am I talking about here? Well, I had 475 Facebook when I put up this post.

We'll see how many I have by the end of the day.

My husband and I have this conversation all the time about this very topic.

Bryan and I are very different in that he welcomes topical arguments, and I run away from them. So, we post accordingly. Bryan is fine with posting very strong opinions, knowing he will get backlash or differing sides, and usually welcoming it and getting a good banter going.

I often have to double or triple guess whether or not something I want to say would elicit something more argumentative than I am comfortable with, and thus end up just posting pictures of my dogs or food. (which I do realize is ridiculous)

I will also add my Facebook frustration. I hate when people post very vague status updates (example: "Pretty sure that hell has frozen over and pigs are flying somewhere.") that you can tell are fishing for people to go "What happened?" and then they don't want to talk about it (actual response "Oh something happened today that I never thought would happen.").

Jenny, at least you know your emotional self, and don't post political screeds and then hide under a rock.

The latter practice, of offering vague hints of bombshells and then hiding when people ask is hilarious, and hilariously common.

Thanks for bringing that up. I'm going to start calling those people out, aggressively!

Wow, I had no idea Facebook could be so exciting. I am definitely "friending" the wrong people.

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