I started my Facebook account as an assignment in one of the technology classes I took for my Master’s Degree. It lay dormant for a couple years, until the last Presidential election, when I discovered there is a lot of funny stuff being passed around there. I spend most of my time there scrolling through, looking for things like this and passing it on for my friends and family to see.
But blended into that humor, I also found a source of news. Now, I take everything I see on Facebook with a grain of salt, so this is only a starting point. Things like this make me curious and then I look into it further, in this case to find out that Cheerios got slammed for having a commercial with an interracial couple and their mixed-race daughter. They also decided to continue airing the commercial.
And then there’s my creative/opinionated side. The beauty of memes is that they are meant to be copied, adjusted, edited and then passed on. I adjusted this one about Naval Bases and noise to fit our current debate about moving the Utah State Prison.
I also had to adjust this one, because although I agreed wholeheartedly with the basic premise, I felt it had a myopic view of the problem.
So that’s why I like my Facebook account. For me, it’s a source of humor, information and inspiration for spewing my own opinions.