My Facebook friends are starting to hate me and I know it and I am pretty sure I’m ok with it. Like everyone else in the world, I have those friends that post “facts” about things all the time. I used to point out the inaccurate ones on occasion… lately, I’ve been doing it all the time.
How hard is it to check Snopes.com before hitting the “share” button? Or how hard is it to wikipedia something to make sure whatever you’re about to spew is at least partially correct? It would seem that this middle step is incredibly difficult. People see it and they share it, without checking it to see if it is correct.
I find this terribly annoying. Between quizzes and status that say “I’m bored,” I don’t also need incorrect information cluttering up my newsfeed, especially since it is easily avoidable.
As I quit smoking, this becomes more of a problem. I’m going to have zero Facebook friends soon… they are all going to defriend me because I seem to have a compulsion to correct them.