February 2, 2017

New Facebook Game

Bethany Mandell might be right. President Trump might kill Facebook.

If all you're using Facebook for is to yell into the digital void about politics, you will find your audience for such rants is getting smaller by the minute. Sorry, random friends from all walks of life: I just donít care what you think about Donald Trump today.

I have a few good friends who say they are leaving. I know, about as many people quit FB as heroin, but these are serious efforts from people I like and will miss if they stay away.

And I am enjoying it quite a bit less.

But I offer one ameliorative pursuit: play "Which Side Posted?" Look at the post and guess whether one of your wacko lefty friends put it up - or one of your wacko righties.

Seeing the unflattering picture of Sen Warren ($$$ - Harvard), I thought "righty!" But, no, this was posted in approbation by a Warren enthusiast. See, even I need practice:

Warren_Impeach_FB.jpg

From the other side Posted by John Kranz at February 2, 2017 1:25 PM

Lefty dog whistle clues:

"Trump's impeachment"
"backed by fact dot com"

Posted by: johngalt at February 2, 2017 2:03 PM

I am with you on "backed by fact" but can see plenty of my friends' ridiculing Sen Warren. And the good folks at backedbytotallbulshit dot com did not get the memo: you use the unflattering picture on those you (em>oppose.

Posted by: jk at February 2, 2017 2:34 PM

David Burge had the best summary of all.

"Twitter tells you random strangers are obnoxious assholes. Facebook tells you your friends and family are."

Posted by: Alex Charyna at February 2, 2017 4:18 PM

"It's Iowahawk's Internet. He just lets us play on it."

Posted by: jk at February 2, 2017 5:09 PM | What do you think? [4]