I’ll admit I’m going to give in to the temptation to poke fun at the mighty today!
The mighty being the economic & social media juggernaut which is Facebook.
Operators of the social media company had to apologize yesterday after it learned that people from Indonesia, who’d posted messages in the wake of a killer earthquake last weekend, were greeted with pictures of balloons and confetti.
Facebook blames the blunder on the fact that the Indonesian word for “unhurt” is the same as the one meaning “congratulations”, and has eliminated the feature from users there.
I don’t know Indonesian, so I have no way to know if that’s the case, but I’ll admit I’m inclined to call “BS”.
Facebook hasn’t taken any action that I’m aware of to deal with what I think may be something even more distasteful.
And that is messages you get indicating that someone who is no longer with us, “likes” something or someone in a Facebook post.
Unless they know something I don’t, I don’t think that’s possible and I do wish it would stop.
That’s the way I see it.