Having been away from my native home for almost 50 years made Facebook even more engaging for me. For the past several years, I have met many people on Facebook. The postings of inspirations, photos and news have enriched my life and hope mine enriched heirs.
Facebook has become a link to find “lost” family, friends, classmates and neighbors. The connection relives memories of childhood, renews feelings of love, times of sharing joys and pain with the community and many more. One thing I will try not to do is use this as a forum to post negatives about other people, relatives, in-laws, friends – posts that could hurt their feelings and disrespect them.
On the other hand, many of us cross perilous path and succumbed to the 24 hour, no lights out, postings and comments. At the click of the mouse, we forget the value of respect to the people who read them and could get hurt. That road is not worth trekking. Just remember, what we say here is public, the public owns what we say, no taking that back. If you don’t agree with this, the Unfriend button awaits. Can’t we take a moment to pause, to consider and to put ourselves in the shoes of the person or family we are referring to?
Normita Fenn studied journalism at University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She earned her MBA in Marketing from Golden Gate University-San Francisco. She resides in San Ramon, California. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter: @NormitaFenn