Facebook (like any other social networking platform) is like a blank sheet of paper. It becomes what you want it to become. Some of my friends in high school were disgusted by Facebook. Why? Because they found themselves to be drowning in the dreadful ocean of drama. My physical science teacher had a favorite saying, “Facebook is the devil,” she would say almost every day. I always believed, and continue to believe, it’s what you make of it.
To me, Facebook is generally fabulous except for the times when it decides to screw around with our information and privacy (like changing our primary e-mail addresses this past week). I actually really relish the Timeline feature of Facebook (makes creeping so much easier!)
Facebook does foster procrastination, laziness, and unproductiveness (because of our own weaknesses and lack of self control). If you are a student, none of this is news to you. I even abandoned Facebook for two weeks in late-June to focus on some important things, so I just got back recently. I read on the news that Facebook added a new feature that gives users the ability to edit their comments.
You might ask, “Poeple raelly care abuot teh speling on facbooks?” Yes. Yes, I do care about my spelling/grammar on Facebook. No more “Arghhh! Copy, delete, paste, edit, post.” I hate when I make typos that make me look like a dumbass, but I usually recognize them right after posting, so I have been able to edit the typos right then. A few years ago, Facebook allowed users to edit their comments within a few seconds after posting them. However, if a couple of seconds had elapsed before realizing the typo, you were just SOL.
Well, it turns out that users can now edit their comments regardless of how long it has been since the comment was posted. Finally, you can fix your mistakes! …or intoxicated comments (we won’t judge you). Going in the right direction, Facebook! Also, it recently added an array of emoticons to the chat; although, I already had those because I was using a Chrome add-on.
It should be noted, however, that the edit history is visible for everyone once a comment is edited. So, be careful about going back and changing your controversial comments in the midst of a debate because you will get called out!
To spice things up a bit, I decided to play around with Facebook’s new comment editing feature on one of my innocent Facebook friends. The selection of the said friend was completely arbitrary. Do look at the screenshots below at your own discretion.