Lately, it seems that the only time I ever come to deviantART is to complain. But where else would I go to complain? Where else has such a great complaints forum? You angry group of people are awwwright.
Today, I'm sick of "how many likes for" types of post. You know the one. It's a picture of a cute kid downloaded from some random person's Facebook with the clickbait-y caption "She thinks she's ugly. How many likes? Like = beautiful, share = brave, comment = inspiration, ignore = you are a pedophile and like to set fire to orphanages"
The other sort is the "I told my children this post can get to [country] before they can spread a rumour at school. SHARE TO HELP!!!". Let me go through a few obvious things:
A post is literally two clicks away from being in the destination country, so of course you're going to win that bet. It's like betting that you can beat someone to the supermarket first, then starting the race while you're already parked in the carpark. If you wanted to teach your children a lesson, there's a lot of hard-hitting videos
out there that can do that. Scribbling on some paper and posting it to Facebook only makes you seem shallow and all about the shares rather than the lesson.
On the subject of scribbling on paper and taking photos, don't. That shit can go wrong
We've been through this before
, Facebook likes don't save lives.
As far as I know, you can't "run analytics" on a Facebook post to determine the first person to post it to a country, nor the total amount of likes a post has, including reshares to private walls and such. Any attempts to determine an outcome based on shares or likes for these kinds of things is stupid.
If you're using likes to make your not-imaginary-and-certainly-not-downloaded child feel better, I hope those who are bullying the kid know the raw and unfathomable powwwwah of Facebook interactions, otherwise that kid is going to be bullied further, and cries of "but Facebook thinks I'm pretty" will be met with laughter or indifference.
I hate the way Facebook just shows that you liked or commented on something. If I commented and said "this photo is fucking stupid", then Facebook just shows that I commented, and apparently, comment = inspiration so even though I wanted OP to burn in hell, that doesn't matter because I thought they were inspirational.
Anyway, if you're thinking of posting a photo of a sick kid with 'type amen. 1 like = 1 prayer' plastered over the top just knock it off, okay?
Put your efforts towards something else, like donating time and / or money to a worthy cause.