Facebook is an amazing thing. I love catching up or keeping up with friends and family, I enjoy playing games and I really like keeping up with favorite authors or musicians in a more personal environment.
What I don't like is people that seemingly have an "agenda" that they use Facebook for. I had one friend who was EXTREMELY political and most of his posts were just nonsense rants. I'm still his friend, I just block his posts. when I'm curious about what's going on in his life, I can drop by his page and find out.
Tonight, however, I noticed something that really kind of enraged me. An acquaintance is posting how many friends she has and currently she is trying to adopt internationally. Her original post was her asking for $20 from each of her friends so that she can book her flight and bring her babies home. Then she lowered it (quite a bit to $2 per FB friend).
Don't get me wrong, I do not begrudge someone that is looking to adopt children; if that's what they want to do, more power to them. But while we were nearing eviction and were putting out prayer requests, not ONCE did we blatantly ASK for money. That just seems a little crude. I mean, maybe I'm the one who's looking at this the wrong way but what would it sound like if my status read "I have 684 friends on Facebook, if each of you hired Frank to paint a room in your house, I wouldn't have to work three jobs...or then Frank and I could get out of the hole that 6 months of him not working has created".
That would sound heinous and nervy, wouldn't it???
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