posted on Mar, 12 2012 @ 06:37 PM
reply to post by DontTreadOnMe
I don't or at least don't now often as I used to, post an entire quote when responding to one. I KNOW I've not been the most egregious offender. But I
understand your concerns. But also if I may make a comment?
One of the reasons social media works is it can create a sense of identification with another person. Few things allow us to that as well, all the
more so if you have documentation to back up "why you feel what you do". Social media provides " protection" against those things that come into play
when meeting someone face to face. They can be honest and yet also feel protected. Depending on where that goes can be a whole other question.
From your point of view if you have to go through every post to make sure someone doesn't fart to loudly, I can see your problem. But there is great
value in identification with the ideas and beliefs of others. Its incredibly reinforcing, and yes it turn into a mutual admiration society. The key is
to know when to cut it off.
I could speak in a very sterile diatribe but thats just not me.
edit on 12/3/12 by arbiture because: spelling correction.