I use Facebook all the damned time but I don’t really understand how it works. The world is like that. I use a mobile phone, but I don’t understand how that works. I use money, but economics makes no damned sense to me at all.
So, I guess it’s my problem. Whatever. I’m sure they could simplify things if they wanted to. If I was Mark Zuckerberg, I’d call in some my top geniuses and say “Here’s what we need to do. As a public relations thing, we’re going to donate a bunch of computers to schools for the mentally handicapped. But, before we do that, we need to make sure they can operate them. So, I want you to simplify everything, make it so even the biggest moron in the place (and remember, some of these people can’t dress themselves) can use it easily.
Then, when they had accomplished that goal, I would market the finished product to the general public. Geezers like me would lap it up.
My beef right now, the thing that triggered this, is that I just wrote a clever , little poem (little is no exaggeration, a mere 4 liner) and posted it on Facebook. Not without difficulties, I might add. First, the “what’s on your mind” box disappeared and I had to go out of Facebook and then back in.
Then, it broke up the lines badly, making it 6 lines instead of 4. I didn’t like that, didn’t think the lines were that long at all, but decided to go with it and break them up a bit more, so there wouldn’t be a line which was one dangling word, but at that point my color box option disappeared, and, even though I know that everybody mocks that box, I wanted it.
Finally got it up and posted, but then it disappeared from the main screen right away. It was on my timeline, but wouldn’t put it on the front page. I considered reposting, but one person had liked it already, so I knew it was visible.
Basically, I have no idea who can see what, and I want everybody to be able to see everything. Anyway, here’s the poem:
Whatever you read in the news today
just wait for a day or two
the odds are better than just O.K.
that it will be untrue