Hiatus Insight – What is Facebook Saying About All This?

I consciously chose to take a hiatus from social media for the season of Lent. At the time I made that decision, I had no idea that something as big as the Coronavirus would become such a big deal and the topic of so many conversations. I ask myself this morning, what must Facebook be saying about this pandemic/

I would imagine that there is a LOT of talk on social media about the virus, especially the NCAA’s decision to cancel March Madness. There would be a fair number of people that would blast the news, thinking that most everyone else hadn’t heard and they would become the ultimate headliner. I’ve seen that happen a lot of other times with school closing, election results, and the like.

I also think of particular FB friends who make a big-to-do about almost everything and wonder what their posts must be like. I know there are some who will make frequent posts sharing boatloads of information, while certain other friends will say nothing at all.

And then of course, I wonder what I would choose to post on my page. I used to shout headlines for everyone to here on such matters, but then realized so many others were doing that same, that it really wasn’t necessary or helpful.

School cancellations are a prime example of these types of posts. Whenever someone would get word that schools were being delayed or shut down all together, they would broadcast it in a sentence, usually ending with an exclamation point. I soon realized that however it is they found out was going to be heard by so many, that it wasn’t necessary to share it myself. And yes, that includes when someone saw it snowing…I can look out my own windows and figure that one out.

I thought for a short while that I might break my time away from social media to see what FB’s take was on all of time, but then said that this was perhaps perfect timing for it to occur. I don’t need to know what anyone else is thinking…I have a few trusted news sources to find out the real stories, and long-story-short, it wouldn’t really make any difference if I knew what others thought or not.

Just my take on the all of it.

David Lee

Published by David Lee Moser

I am a sixty year old semi-retired elementary science teacher.

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