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Like This If You Agree

pissed off
I don't know about you, but I am more than a little sick and tired of people's "Social Media" emotional manipulation.  Not a day goes by that I don't see some photo on FB with a cute dog, cute kid, cute old person, cute sunrise, cute "I Hate Cancer", cute "Who is really reading this", cute garbage dump and cute meme with a pithy or equally cute saying followed by "Like this if you agree."

You know what the implication is, right?  If you don't click "Like" you don't agree and are scum of the earth, not fit for human company.  I mean, who really doesn't think every little girl should be a princess at least once in her life?  What dog doesn't deserve a good home?  Who really thinks cancer is cool and doesn't suck?  

Please, for the love of God and Country, please quit ruining wonderful little moments/memes/pictures/thoughts with "Click if you like this!"

It's emotional blackmail.  

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joncwriter
Jan. 11th, 2013 03:46 pm (UTC)
It's weird how Facebook has become the de facto home for this generation's chain mail. :p
ying_ko_4
Jan. 11th, 2013 03:47 pm (UTC)
We're a herd....
k00kaburra
Jan. 11th, 2013 04:04 pm (UTC)
I ignore 'em. They're modern day chain letters, more or less.
ying_ko_4
Jan. 11th, 2013 04:14 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't mind them so much if that last line wasn't there.

What set me off this morning was a picture of the cutest little girl in a wheelchair, dressed up like a princess, complete with lights on her chair, sprigs of pine, the whole nine yards. The caption was "Every little girl deserves to be a princess. Click like if you agree"

I would've shared it if not for that last line. I'd share a lot more stuff if not for that last line. I guess it saves me from being a lemming...
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