I first learned about Facebook in 2007. One of my closest friends invited me to join or sign up. At that time, Friendster was quite popular. Myspace as well. But, Yahoo Messenger was dominating the chatting/messaging world.
I signed up and tried to invite my work colleagues. I had even a contest with another colleague I invited: Who between the two of us could get more Facebook friends in a short period of time would win.
Of course he won. He knew a lot of people. He was a part-time make-up artist and had a lot of clients, plus he was quite popular at school as his Mama was a teacher. It was a fun game though.
Anyway right now, most of the Facebook users are unhappier and lonelier. Based on my Facebook friends’ posts, some bragged about what they have or where they were, for example, what new expensive things they just bought, what brand they’re wearing, where outside the country they currently are, etc.
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People gossips. People spread rumors. It is common: since hundred years ago and until now, and the future generations will still continue to do it. It is a social cancer, incurable and transmittable.
If you like to spread rumors about other people who caused you pain or who made you jealous, just make sure to face any consequences after. What comes out of your mouth cannot be taken back. Words can break friendship, can make your friend your worst enemy. You have to be careful.
If you are the one who is hearing a rumor, you have the option to disregard it or to share it with another person. It is free to verify if the rumor is true or not. It won’t cost you a thing. Why not investigate first? There are always two sides to every story. Listen to what the subject of the rumor’s story, then you can judge which one is telling the truth.
If you are the subject of a malicious rumor and you know it is never true, keep your cool. Nobody can put a good man down. The truth will always come to light. And your family and real friends will never leave your side as they know who you are.