Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Things I Hate: Facebook Edition

While I realize it's rare for me ever to say a disparaging thing about my beloved Facebook, I'm afraid the time has come. Today I found out that a dear childhood friend of mine's mother passed away suddenly. While this is incredibly sad news in itself, I'm not sure which is worse - learning about it about it at all, or reading it in HER MOTHER'S status update on Facebook. Look. I know it's hard to get in touch with people and I'm becoming *a bit* more open to learning about certain things via Facebook (babies, marriages, divorces, even deaths). However, the last thing I want to see is an update from Joe Schmoe telling me from the grave that he's passed along. Put the information in your update regarding a friend or family member if you must, but not the person's profile who died. It's akin to the time I received an email from my friend who'd passed away, but instead of being from her (as it appeared it was), it came from her mom telling me she'd died. Then again, perhaps I should shut my mouth. Who knows what the family is dealing with and it must've seemed like the best, quickest way to relay the information for them at the time. Who am I to judge? What do you think? It's late. I'm tired. Perhaps I'm being overly critical?

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