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Stop stupid posting

Musings

February 28, 2012
Carrie Olson , The Daily Freeman Journal

The Facebook and Twitter universes are chuck full of dumb comments.

I've made a few, that is for sure.

Some things I have typed, I have thought "wow, aren't I clever?" And afterwards, maybe a few days later, I'll regret it.

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Maybe it's a cryptic song lyric. "So deep," I thought.

Or it's a snide remark. "That'll get 'em," I smirk.

The fluffy "I feel great about myself and so everyone should know" comment.

"Here's my political and social views and I will shove them in your face" posts.

The word vomit continues and annoys almost everyone.

"Luv u babe." Gag me.

"Ugghh, I don't feel good." Fine, don't write it down. Go to bed.

"I'm checking in to Applebees." Don't care. Won't care. Stop posting your locations.

"My soul feels like the blackened night sky." Alright. I'm deleting you as my friend.

Lately, it feels like everyone is commenting on favorite actors and musicians.

And not in a good way.

"If I woke up from a coma, and Channing Tatum told me he was my husband, I wouldn't question it " Good for you. Get a life.

We get it, Tatum is a certified hottie. But saying something like that for all to see isn't really that cute. It just confirms that your head may be full of helium.

So, giggle giggle. Boys are cute. We like them. Giggle. But just because we have hormonal feelings for the opposite sex doesn't mean we have to act like airheads.

And then we have the Chris Brown comments. A completely different sphere of stupid.

Buzzfeed.com compiled a list of Twitter comments after Brown performed at the Grammys this year.

"Call me crazy buttttttt I would let Chris Brown beat me up anyyyy day."

And,

"I don't know why Rihanna complained. Chris Brown could beat me anytime he wanted to."

And,

"Chris Brown could serenade me and then punch me in the eye. I'm down for it."

Lastly,

"Dude, Chris brown can punch me in the face as much as wants to, just as long as he kisses it (:"

So here's the thing - people say ridiculous remarks online all the time, but this takes the cake as the dumbest, most stupid, pathetic and ignorant remarks I have seen in a long time.

I get what these girls are trying to do - push the mainstream media's buttons with their coy, vixen-like statements. But just because you see a good-looking guy dance and sing across a stage, it doesn't make it OK to say things like that. I'm going to hope that they didn't mean the statements literally, but the fact that they typed them at all, makes my jaw drop.

If they were thinking (if a logical statement had even flitted in their brain a long, long time ago) they would have realized that they were minimizing domestic violence.

Would saying "He's adorable, talented and hot. He can slap me around as much as he wants because of those few positive attributes," be okay? Obviously not. But that's what underlies the girls' brainless comments.

The public outcry was immediate and most of the girls' Twitter accounts have been deleted or made private.

So here's the thing: When you type something online, think about it first. Before submitting, ask yourself if the majority of your friends will find it stupid, ignorant or just plain pointless. And if so, please - just don't post it. You'll save a lot of eye rolling and head shaking from others at their computer screens.

 
 

 

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