The Reason I’m Afraid of Facebook

It seems to be a trend on Facebook lately of posting pictures and videos of strangers spotted in public doing something “wrong”, for example: running a red light or accidentally cutting you off and exposing their license plate number or a larger person eating a lot of food in a restaurant.

I don’t really think it has anything to do with heightened anxiety why that scares me. I am always afraid that I will log into Facebook and see a picture of myself or my license plate or something. I’m not the type of person who intentionally tries to be an asshole so it scares me to think about being shamed for not even realizing that I did something wrong or embarrassing, ya know?

There is a fine line between spreading awareness about a truly wrong situation (such reporting suspicious activity) and bullying. I know memes are enjoyable, I love memes. Memes are life. But if the person is not ok with being in a meme, that is also bullying. But I am mostly referring to “people of Walmart” style pictures of people minding ¬†about their own business only to discover that they have gone viral.

Basically, all I am asking you to do is to please think twice before you post pictures of strangers who are not in their finest moments.


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