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OurBlanche Sat 25-Feb-17 20:18:22

Facebook, I know, but I use it for business. But what in the name of all that is sane and sensible is this?

I'm going to say goodbye to some of you...... now I'm watching the ones who will have the time to read this post until the end. This is a little test, just to see who reads and who shares without reading! If you have read everything, select "like" so I can put a thank you on your profile! Cancer is very invasive and destructive to your body. After you have finished your treatment, then, your body wants to go to war with yourself trying to reconstruct all the damage caused by radiation. It's a very long process.
Please, in honor of someone who died, or is fighting cancer, or even had cancer, copy and paste.
They all say: "if you need anything, do not hesitate, I'm gonna be there for you"... so I'm going to make a bet that in less than 1/2 of my friends put this on your wall. You just have to copy (not share)!!!
I want to know who I can count on,.... Write "done" in the comment when you do.
To all those who are fighting... I am with you always

A little test? And then all that maudlin, emotional blackmails shite! What have I Friended?

I thought for a moment she was 'leaving' as she has cancer... but she doesn't. So what is it? Why is it?

IateallthePies654 Sat 25-Feb-17 20:20:51

Stupid people post stupid shit. wine

HumpMeBogart Sat 25-Feb-17 20:21:11

Assume that the saying goodbye means she'll defriend anyone who doesn't do as she says? In which case, wave her on her way!

Mingewithafringe Sat 25-Feb-17 20:21:33

Facebook is full of these sorts of divs, the same people who comment on pictures of a child with 2 heads with "amen" because apparently that makes a massive difference

Sweets101 Sat 25-Feb-17 20:22:41

I always ignore these, haven't yet been unfriendly by any of them that i've noticed hmm

mickeysminnie Sat 25-Feb-17 20:24:19

Apparently they are scams to enable easier access to your fb account.

OurBlanche Sat 25-Feb-17 20:25:23

Has it always been like this? I was a teacher and never had any social media like that until about a year ago. It is all a new, and rather weird, world to me!

I'll just leave it alone and hope it doesn't expect anything from me smile

littlefrog3 Sat 25-Feb-17 20:25:26

Agree with you all. These facebook wallies who do this shit really do fuck me off. They're the twats who post when they're eating their bastard cornflakes too. Attention seeking 'live-their-life-on-facebook' aresholes, and who put shitty messages like 'I am so sick of it all,' and when people say 'wassup hun?' they say 'can't say on here........'

Assholes.

And 'If you have a heart you will post this as your profile picture.'

Fuck off.

OurBlanche Sat 25-Feb-17 20:26:24

It does what mickey ? I'd believe that... possibly... but how? No... I don't care! grin

MojitoMollie Sat 25-Feb-17 20:27:05

Off you fuck then......

I hate things like this angry to the facebooker

OurBlanche Sat 25-Feb-17 20:27:54

I had the heart one in a pm last week. I assumed the sender (another ex teacher) had had her account hacked as she is no more a heart-y hug-y tye than I am.

Oh! So maybe mickey was right smile

reallyanotherone Sat 25-Feb-17 20:31:40

I get annoyed by the two headed kids too.

No one would wish him happy birthday
Can i get an amen
Like = prayer

Etc.

No. They are pages posting this shit, usually photoshopped, in order to get likes so the can sell the page to spammers who can then advertise all sorts of crap to a ready made gullible audience.

See also fake ba/virgin/apple/bmw pages- oh we have an unsold shipment/holiday/car which we will give away, just like and share our fake page.

People really are that stupid.

OurBlanche Sat 25-Feb-17 20:36:03

Oh! I have another, real, friend who likes and shares to win stuff.

It always seemed too good to be true... then again what do I know. I only have 20 FB Friends - and I know them all, am related to half of them. What do I know about facebooking smile

Sunnysidegold Sat 25-Feb-17 20:42:25

This popped up in my news feed the other day too and I was a bit confused. I know the person lost her mum to cancer so she posts a lot of these sorts of things.

meganorks Sat 25-Feb-17 20:59:46

There are always these kinds of things on Facebook. Just ignore.

justilou Sun 26-Feb-17 00:28:06

Barf.... My mother died of lung cancer last year. It was slow and gruesome (it eventually went to her brain) and her quality of life was terrible. The number of people who posted this kind of shit and tagged me in to show their "support" when it would have been better if they had cooked a meal or helped me lift her onto the commode..... I hate this fluffy type of manipulation. I don't feel that you can respond in a way that doesn't make you look bad.

Gingernaut Sun 26-Feb-17 00:44:20

Like farming.

Generate a page or a post that generates a lot of likes and either sell the page on to someone who'll change the page contents or keep it for themselves, change the page contents for fraudulent purposes.

Link to Saga page explaining like farming in simple language

DonaldStott Sun 26-Feb-17 00:46:26

Shit like this is why I come off fb. One of dh's relative posted a twee picture with the words 'like if you hate child abuse'. Fucking ridiculous. As if you're gonna be like, oh actually, I like child abuse so I'm not gonna like that post. Stupid AF.

emmyrose2000 Sun 26-Feb-17 05:00:44

Ignore it.

It's the modern day equivalent of a chain letter. It's just spam. I ignore it/scroll on by. There's one for almost every condition you can think of these days - repost this status to show your support for cancer/diabetes/autism/ mental health issues/domestic violence/depression etc.

SnugglyBedSocks Sun 26-Feb-17 05:07:56

I hide a lot of posts!

The other one's that annoy me are those that share the "missing...." posts without actually checking if they are still missing.

Or the one's who share stuff about various hacks etc, without checking if they are real.

Aaaaaaaarrrggghhhhh angry

SmallBee Sun 26-Feb-17 05:38:59

OurBlanche I actually have won stuff from a like and share competition so actually worth doing sometimes.

My Dad used to post this stuff until I explained to him that it wasn't written by the friend of his who posted it but it was a chain letter, so I think there are some people out there who don't use Facebook enough to understand this is spam.

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