Saturday, 16 February 2013

Call me cynical

My current virus has, after a busy morning, seen me sitting about for the afternoon, coughing a lot and watching crap on tv. The problem with this is that I tend to get quite twitchy at the adverts that come on.

Here's my current bugbear: there's an ad from SimplyHealth that says there's a potential connection between dental health and heart problems and if you go onto Facebook and 'like' them they will donate £1 for every 'like' they get to heart research. And here's where I have the problem.

Why don't they just donate the money? Why won't they give it without having people 'like' them on Facebook? It irritates the hell out of me.

So what is it with all this 'like' stuff on Facebook? What are they going to gain from it? Will it look like the world loves them? That they have lots of friends? You certainly can't persuade me there's no ulterior motive, there has to be, hasn't there?


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks MG. Sadly a lot more where that came from I think!

  2. There's always an ulterior motive! I'm finding all this Facebook promotion extremely irritating at the moment. Trouble is, it's in danger of making me intolerant of the very good causes on Facebook too. Am I turning into a grumpy old woman, I wonder?

    1. If you are, Karen, then welcome to my club!