I have just been tidying up my FaceBook account. This has entailed a ruthless cull of my group memberships. All political groups have gone. All satirical groups have gone. The local “begging for freebies” groups have gone. Modelling groups are down from well into double figures to just three.
I had a similar cull of modelling forum memberships a couple of years ago, freeing up a lot of time for actual modelling instead of reading/writing about it. Since then FaceBook has crept up to take more than its fair share of my time, hence the cull of groups.
Anybody who isn’t in one of the retained groups but likes to follow my modelling, cooking, humour or political views is welcome to continue doing so via my blogs.
Poor spelling, non-existent grammar and ill-mannered posts are other good reasons for the FaceBook cull. There is no excuse for rudeness and possible misinterpretations can often be avoided using emoticons. Spelling can be checked automatically and, while I don’t expect grammatical perfection, it doesn’t take much common sense to realise that capital letters, commas and full stops make messages a lot easier to read.
Experience shows that correspondents who do not have English as their first language often write it considerably better than those who do.