Do all you hip young gunslingers use Facebook? I started using it about a year ago because it was the best way to keep in touch with some of my friends from school.
The very first time I wrote anything on it, I saw that one of my friends has posted “Why does Pandora think I should listen to gangsta rap?” and I commented “Because life ain’t nothing but bitches and money”. Little did I know that not only that friend but all of my Facebook friends, several of whom were my students, could see that comment.
I understand who can see what a little better now, but I still find it very frustrating to use. The people who comment on my friend’s posts often think I’m a Trump supporter when I write about the slow motion Deep State coup or refer to Frank Bruni as “Panchito”. It’s even worse than IRL in terms of people being able to understand sarcasm. So I think I may have to give up using it altogether, because I’d rather be completely isolated than to have to communicate with the kind of straightforward, pious sincerity that the totebagging massed understand.