While some users take pleasure in the benefits they get from using Facebook such as remembering friends and relatives’ birthdays and being able to greet them on their timeline, keeping in touch with colleagues, sharing important moments, etc.; critics on the other hand, came forward with problems that they say Facebook creates.
Some say it encourages narcissism. Well, this has become evident on my wall where I get to see every update that every Facebook user in my list of friends posts on his/her timeline. Others may just be into it but I’m quite sure a few don’t realize that they already are being narcissistic.
Others say that Facebook causes antisocial tendencies and prevent people from communicating directly with each other. This could be true, but my Facebook wall implies otherwise. Facebook users (at least the ones in my list of friends) take advantage of the site to plan outings, picnics, dates, parties, or ask friends where and when to hang out or relax and have coffee with them even after a day of being together from work. In my perspective, the site simply has given these people a means to set things up with their friends and/or relatives and has even increased these people’s connectivity.
A few even suggest that using this social networking site could be the source of relationship problems which has been questioned by some.
Whereas I- see erroneous status updates (especially by professionals) in English, although a bit funny (they commit such mistakes despite being professionals) it happens occasionally; nonetheless, committing such mistakes is still embarrassing.
Here’s Part 2 of the faulty status updates in English posted on my Facebook wall:
To all my students u can now inquire your grades just Text your <StudentNo>PRE send to 09999909394
Correct: To all my students YOU can now inquire ABOUT your grades just Text your <StudentNo>PRE send to 09999909394
…at bastie with dad relaxing for a very tiring day 🙂
Correct: …at bastie with dad relaxing FROM a very tiring day 🙂
Why you didn’t ask permission from me? I am planning to file an appropriate legal actions…
Correct: Why DIDN’T YOU ask permission from me? I am planning to file an appropriate legal ACTION…
In behalf of Surigao Education Center, College of Business Education, Department of Hotel and Restaurant Management. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to Jane’s Lodge, Hotel Tavern Surigao, Gateway Hotel, Almont Beach Resort and Fiesta Resort Hotel for allowing our 1st year BS HRM students taking the subjects Introduction to Hotel and Restaurant Management and Housekeeping Management, to have their educational exposure in your hotel yesterday (August 11, 2012).
Comment: The first sentence is actually a fragment, meaning a group of words written and punctuated incorrectly as a complete sentence but one that doesn’t make sense so it has to be joined with the second sentence which will complete its thought.
…be trained but also they have to observe and glimpse the actual or real world of the industry they belong.
Correct: …be trained but also they have to observe and HAVE A glimpse OF the actual or real world of the industry…
…up to the stage as honor pupil or even as one of those honorable mentions, except, to claimed and received the Most Neat and Clean Award only…
Correct: …up on the stage as honor pupil or even as one of those honorable mentions, except, to CLAIM and RECEIVE the Most Neat and Clean Award only…
You really surprised us and you never told us that you have shared or contributed something out from that kids magazine.
Correct: You really surprised us and you never told us that you have shared or contributed something TO that KIDS’ magazine.
…we even thought we could not accomplished it but because of all your participation, dedication and passion in your chosen
Correct: …we even thought we could not ACCOMPLISH it but because of all your participation, dedication and passion in your chosen…
I know this is really embarrassing. Still, what can the woman do but turn the negative into something positive and that means “more examples for my ESL students.” 🙂
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