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Chain reaction: social statuses gone awry

7. 278. 33. 1,892,907.

What do these numbers mean?
Absolutely nothing. Yet, thanks to Facebook, I’ve been getting nothing but random numbers and letters to people in my news feed.

Facebook chains have been a popular trend amongst high school students lately. Chains such as, “Like my status and I’ll write a letter to you on your wall,” “Why what’s up?” and, of course, the ever-so-popular, “Inbox me a secret number and I’ll post it as my status along with a letter to you,” have taken over the entire website.

I admit, at first, these Facebook chains seemed like a fun way to pass the time, but after constantly seeing nothing but random letters and pointless numbers on statuses, the chains became pretty annoying.

Facebook is beginning to become a chain letter central, and frankly, it makes me not want to get on Facebook at all.

I’m not exactly sure why people begin these chains. It could be because they have nothing better to do, or perhaps they simply enjoy wasting their time by writing long letters to their friends.

Facebook is a website designed for keeping up with your friends and family, not to start annoying chains that end up flooding our news feeds with nothing but numbers and personal letters.

Although these chains have become popular, it’s time to bring this nonsense to an end! If you want to continue doing these chains, take it to another website, or simply do it in private.

If you’re so concerned with what someone else thinks of you, message them privately.

When I log into Facebook, I would much rather read legitimate statuses than annoying chains.

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