Cry of the Hawk
This will take more than 140 characters... Monday, April 23, 2012 By EMILY CUNNINGHAM, Op/Ed Editor
I enjoy using social networking sites to keep in touch with family and friends and to see the occasional witty post. But in my past four years of high school, certain things have caught my attention. -No one wants to hear your complaints about how awful your life is, because chances are, you are not starving on the side of the street living in a box. And if you are, please sell whatever it is you are using to update your status and go buy some food. -Don’t degrade yourself for attention. Posting a picture with the caption "I’m ugly" is what I like to call, "fishing for compliments among a sea of people who aren’t stupid." -Spam is not okay. And religious spam is even worse. Jesus is not going to smite me if I don’t "like" a post on Facebook . People are aware of my religion based on my attitude outside of social networking sites. -"Truth is…" should really be more of a "Let me tell you how nice you are, or lie about it to make myself look like a better person…" -Oh, and who is anyone to rate another person? -I bet you obviously have so many friends because you post statuses about how much you drank last night when you’re underage. And when employers look at those statuses they will probably want to hire you right away. -You really fooled us with your red solo cup photos. It must be water. -Whenever you post about an "anonymous" person on Facebook or Twitter … everyone knows who you are talking about, so keep it classy. -Yes, please update us with your exact location throughout the day. Your paparazzi would love to know where you are at all times. Especially the ones who are serial killing robbers waiting for you to update your status the next time you are away on vacation. -You attract what you post. If you have decent, respectable, and even witty posts, you will most likely attract those kinds of people for friends. If you post risqué pictures of yourself… well… you probably are already aware of the kind of attention you’re bound to get. Sometimes what others see posted on your Facebook or Twitter is their first judgment of you. And if you don’t show any respect for yourself, how can others respect you?