I’ve just been sent the rather hilarious image above in an email (it seems to have started here). By now, you’ve probably been sent it too. The reason I’m posting it, other than so that those who haven’t been sent it can have a laugh at the sheer idiocy of the actions depicted, is because I would imagine that by tomorrow it will be all across the mainstream TV & newspapers with headlines along the lines of “Girl Gets Fired Because Of Facebook”.
No, she got fired because she’s a numbskull, not because of Facebook. Facebook just allowed her idiocy to come out sooner than it would have done otherwise. In fact Facebook probably saved her employer from throwing good money after bad as I’m guessing she would have failed her probation anyway.
Facebook isn’t the reason that she got fired, or that people get bullied, or that people get cancer/fat/anything else social networks have been blamed for over the last few years. Not unless we’re blaming British Telecom for prank calls.
It’s just a communication tool and, like all such tools, is open to people regardless of their IQ – what they do with it after that is entirely down to them.