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Facebook Event Invitations - Anathema to the Senses
Monday, October 05, 2015






I remember with some distaste browsing a Hallmark Card shelf at a local stationery store. This may have happened about ten years ago. The bulk of the cards were supposed to be funny.  For me a Hallmark Card was always a reduced exercise in the Cyrano de Bergerac syndrome of having someone else say what we could not personally put down on paper.  A nice birthday letter for me always trumped a Hallmark Card.

Thankfully in this 21st century when Hallmark Cards, like newspapers are moribund, and Christmas cards are almost forgotten we need not trouble ourselves in going to that stationery store. We now have the improvement of being able to text our greetings and even end relationships via that smart phone.

Socially we are becoming inept as we increasingly rely on “Social Media” to wish or friends happy birthdays. We no longer need to apologize  for forgetting. Facebook gives us reminders.

But the worst aspect of this decaying social media is the event invitation. They are now coming fast and plentiful. The appearance of intimacy is only superficial. This is plain mass-mailing-without-stamps. Some of the mass mailings of the past at least contained a personal signature in longhand.

I would like to find a Facebook tool or app that would enable me to stop receiving event invites.



     

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6/18/17 - 6/25/17