Like or Unlike?

While I was scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed, I came across a post on The UST Files (it’s a confession page made for students of the University of Sto. Tomas or other people who have experienced something in the university or have interacted with its students). “Unbi”, the sender of the post, claims that the page posts corny jokes and nonsense, fake and copied stories. Which were the reasons why he/she did not want to “like” the page and to avoid being flooded by “nonsense” posts on his/her newsfeed. Since some stories of the page were copied, as stated by “Unbi”, a certain Mr. Lumanglas got mad for not giving credits to him.

Mr. Eran Arvonio, one of The UST Files’ admins, answered the post in the comments. He gave thanks to the sender of the post for his/her time to write the his/her response and to answer the post. Mr. Arvonio states that the page indeed post jokes because they have a “Happy Hour”, an hour to post jokes that were sent to them, and also to accomodate the 80k+ people’s wants to avoid any fuss. He also states that the page has an “unfollow” option to avoid the readers’ newsfeeds by being flooded whenever they post something and if they are unhappy, they could simply “unlike” the page.

About the copied or plagarized posts, the page only posts the stories/confessions that are submitted to them through Google forms which are anonymously sent, one reason why they can’t verify if those stories are legit. So, they trust the senders for the originality and authentication of their stories. Mr. Arvonio also apologized to Mr. Lumanglas for not giving credits to him if they post a story without giving proper credits.

The readers expressed their violent reactions in the comments saying that “Unbi” should just unlike the page or that they don’t care whatever he/she says.

As for me, if you don’t like the contents of a page or posts of a person, whether if its on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or other social networking sites, you should just unfollow, unlike or unfriend them. You don’t need to say rude things because some of them are really sensitive and you could hurt their feelings. You may also start an argument with that person and that is would be a big mistake. Just a friendly reminder.

PS. If you want to read the post, here’s the link: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=779685372076224&id=644318522279577&p=10&refid=52
(it’s in Filipino, by the way so I suggest using Google translate.)

Special thanks to Mr. Eran Arvonio and the other admins of The UST Files for letting me use the post from their respective page.

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About anjelicaibuyan

An aspiring PUPian journalist from Pasig City, Philippines.

Posted on July 17, 2014, in Rants. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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