This column first appeared in the September 1, 2019 edition of The Vindicator:
Something strange happened on Facebook. Don’t worry if you missed it. After all, strange things happen on Facebook all the time.
In my time monitoring Facebook, I’ve seen the breadth and depth of strangeness. You can participate in debates as to why Alaska is not one of the 50 states, or why Puerto Rico should be. You can watch fast-paced how-to videos for packing clothes into small suitcases or making elaborate vegetable sculptures. I’ve learned you can buy one dress shoe in Facebook’s Marketplace, a men’s size 10-and-a-half for your left foot. Of course, this is probably not strange for all the folks who do not need two same-sized shoes.
Part of the appeal of Facebook is that all this strangeness is perfectly curated and available whenever I want it...
Read the rest of this column in The Vindicator at https://www.vindy.com/life/lifestyles/2019/08/facebook-makes-strange-change-to-home-slogan/
Dr. Adam C. Earnheardt is special assistant to the provost and professor of communication in the department of communication at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, OH, USA where he also directs the graduate program in professional communication. He researches and writes on a variety of topics including communication technologies, relationships, and sports (with an emphasis on fandom). His work has appeared in Mahoning Matters as well as The Vindicator and Tribune-Chronicle newspapers.