posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 11:14 PM
Thanks for your rant , and i fully agree with you , i used to post a lot of stuff about the errors in society on facebook , people responses where
from are you crazy to are you depressed and what not.
Here you have a social media platform where people share quite insulting video's and stuff about woman , people etc.
yet i am being labelled crazy if i post something i find important , or interesting and most of the time has more content then the bieber drunk n
drive stories people post.
I have a few people in my friendslist who post this stuff , the thing they have in common is that these people are the underdogs on facebook , people
mostly will not like their posts because if some one clicks like all their friends will see it and think he/she is crackpot too.
Since i like to analyse stuff , in terms of people's behaviour , after only days on facebook i realised this is nothing more than a social ranking
ladder , the more likes you get the higher you are up this ladder , and thus gives a false idea that some one might be more important.
And this is why people wont click the like button on often important cases as mentioned by the OP , because they find themself at the risk of being
outed from the cool group.
But i cannot really say this kind of behaviour is suprising, almost every animmal on this planet who live in groups and have a social hierarchy use
some sort of ranking system.