I doubt the tastes of the people on Facebook..

India
January 21, 2013 10:19pm CST
Seriously.. I mean, when I posted a poem of mine which was lauded as very good by other authors on Writing.com, I just got one like, and one comment, though that one comment was very profuse in its praise, and I thanked the person who gave it whole-heartedly. On the other hand, when a girl posts a verse, which she didn't create herself, only a snatch taken from a popular song, it gets over 30 likes, and more comments. I mean, what's wrong with these guys? When will they learn to appreciate the real things in life, and not "like" everything which a girl does? Do you people have similar experiences on FB? Something creative which you posted in there, could be a breathtaking photograph or something, which you felt would be well-appreciated by others, but only got a spattering of likes? Share with us..
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8 responses
@JohnRok1 (2051)
22 Jan 13
Does one really have to join Facebook to have poor taste?
• India
24 Jan 13
I almost agree with Lamb, maybe FB will have a criteria soon enough so that only brainless oafs who are only interested in posting pics of themselves in a hundred different poses are allowed in there!!!
@JohnRok1 (2051)
2 Feb 13
Wot about ones who're only interested in posting pics of themselves in two hundred different poses? Won't they feel left out?
@JohnRok1 (2051)
2 Feb 13
Coming to think of it, Lambie, I wonder whether you're right - I mean, it's not damaging enough to Society for Obama or Cameron to push to make it a law, is it?
@Mavic123456 (14460)
• Thailand
22 Jan 13
No but I got problem with likes of posts that should not be likable at all in fact I wrote a discussion about it. http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/2725550.aspx. Anyway, my point of view... your is still new to their hearing so.. they just don't know how to react about it, the girl's verse since it was already been written, they are familiar to it already. Remember some poets' poetry? they were not appreciated until they die... now their poetry are used in school for further analysis and putting meaning into it.
• India
22 Jan 13
You certainly have got a point there. Maybe it's just easier to digest stuff which you are already familiar with. But that should not be an excuse for never trying anything new. And please, I don't want to die before I get appreciated!!!
@Mavic123456 (14460)
• Thailand
23 Jan 13
hhaha i was thinking of that but I changed my mind. good thing you mentioned that here. LOL thanks
@doroffee (4230)
• Hungary
22 Jan 13
Oh, Facebook is not for critics. Facebook, as a pastime activity, is for the average person. And they would like everything, even a blurry pic of a half-eaten donut, if it was posted by a popular person or a cute girl (more exactly, I know really awkward guys who kind of show their attraction to the girls on fb, by liking pics and commenting stuff, rather than trying to get to know girls offline). The average person... let alone the avid Facebook-user, who hangs out there 24/7, are low-lives, not the really intellectual type. They would fall for anything simple, popular, trashy... If you want real, heartfelt criticism, you should try to look for sites specificially designed for artists and writers...
• India
24 Jan 13
That is a very well-thought out response, doroffee, and I agree with every word that you said, even that of the blurry pic of a half-eaten donut!!! You are right in that the guys who shower the likes upon the "cute" girls are actually trying to gain her attention by doing so, but I seriously don't understand what their chances are if they haven't actually met in the real world? Surely, the girl will prefer someone who she actually knows to someone who she met just over the net. But then, the world is a bizarre place. Everything can happen in here. I did use to post my poems in a site called Writing.com, which is a dedicated site for writers, but then they expired my premium account trial and now I can't have more than 8 articles in my portfolio!!! So that door is closed for me.
• Philippines
22 Jan 13
Well, most of the time, not always the case though, it's not about what was posted but the person who posted it. I have some popular friends in facebook who receive enormous likes I could never get. I don't get it sometimes because as you said there are times that we think to ourselves that what we post or share in facebook makes more sense than those that get a hundred or more likes. But don't you worry. As long as you have shared it, and people read/saw it probably, that's what I think matters. Don't stop sharing just because you get fewer likes. They may have liked but just didn't have the courage or the time to like it. Also, it doesn't make your work less beautiful. Just keep on posting. Someday people will recognize it and it will become natural for them to like whatever you post in facebook.
• India
24 Jan 13
Thanks for the encouragement, lloyd. But why is courage needed to just press the like button? I do go on to post whatever I create on FB, because at least it's one place where I can get some feedback, if any. That sort of interaction can't happen in a blog, which I also have. Maybe, you're right, and someday people will recognize my work and appreciate them.
@meowchie (992)
• Philippines
22 Jan 13
Hey don't worry about that. I know my friends has lots of "like" tricks. When they post something, it gets hundred of likes in minutes!!! LOL These are web scripts that even the "owners of the FB accounts" did not even know their account were able to like a status/post. Whatever you are doing, keep it up. Someday it will be appreciated by real people ^^
• India
24 Jan 13
I don't want to apply any tricks to get fake likes for my post. It won't give me satisfaction at all, as those likes have been generated by me only. Someone else has not come and actually liked it for what it is. Yes, maybe someday I will be appreciated. Let's just hope that it's within my lifetime!!!
@jalucia (1435)
• United States
22 Jan 13
Yeah, I don't put too much stake in Facebook. It seems to be a place for people who have no real intentions other than to stand on a soapbox or be in other people's business. That's why you won't catch me on there.
• India
22 Jan 13
Yes, it seems like that only. Just fake people who put on fake appearances to be appreciated by others. It's only a place where people regularly go to check what other people are posting, who updated their relationship status, in other words, snooping around the neighbour's backyard.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
27 Jan 13
Definitely! I have experienced the same thing. And I guess the reason for this s some of our friends really do not care to read our whole post or just don't understand the depth of what we are trying to say.
@kanchan10 (3414)
• Kolkata, India
24 Jan 13
it has become such an habit to facebook that it is very hard to stay away from it.till the time I used get hooked to fb but recently i have started behaving differently as it has become such a waste of time i believe.people seems to make non sense post over there just for the sake of posting