Lo and behold! You no longer have to suffer or bear the misery for making the mistake of putting up incorrect comments on a post on Facebook despite having impeccable English; you can finally edit your comments! People can see your history of editions though, mind you. You’d think that this feature would have been integrated into the social network a lot sooner, but it comes after a long wait.
We can all be happy now that the upgrade is here. It doesn’t exactly make the biggest difference to our lives (maybe most of us have gotten used to the incorrectly posted comments). The point is that it will take a while for us to get used to the idea that there need not be any mistakes or misgivings in our comments. Now, after much ado, we can finally write our long criticisms of someone’s status, blog, video update, and Godknowswhatnot. If an error is to be made, it is all in fate’s hands.
But it need not be in fate’s hands for long because if you read your super-long comment again, for review (as most of us tend to do. Don’t. Lie.), and don’t like something about it, you can change it. A Godsend, maybe, is what this update is.
On the brighter side of things, the delay in this update seems to have taught us something too. It has taught us how to avoid those irresistible “foot in mouth” situations; the staple food of the mockers, the very soul of the cynics.
A word out of line, even a careless typo would mean social suicide, at least virtually.
You suddenly become like the sheep that is being watched endlessly by the big bad wolf from the veil that is the tall grass.
He waits patiently for you to make one wrong move.
Then he runs at you with everything he’s got.
He finally pounces on you and does this:
Never before did you ever put so much thought into what you wrote, and were careful to check and double-check how the meaning came across to the reader. This is mostly because of the pressure of having other people read what you wrote; the complex web that the concept of social media weaves.
So the invaluable lesson learnt in the process has been the need to measure your words carefully before you speak them. Now I need to give credits before I end this post or it could cause a stink, so that’s all for now folks.
Credits: 9gag.com, link to actual post: http://9gag.com/gag/4463358