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No one should have to read the same Facebook posting over and over

September 3, 2009 |  6:43 pm

Facebook logo And for today's Facebook fad:

No one should die because they cannot afford health care, and no one should go broke because they get sick. If you agree, please post this as your status for the rest of the day.

Posted, verbatim, again and again -- although how often would depend on who your Internet friends are.

All sympathies with the idea that people should not die for lack of health care and so forth, but I'm wondering exactly what the viral campaign is supposed to accomplish except for making the eyes of these folks' "friends" glaze over? Its bigger effect might be to get people to avoid social networking for the rest of the day in the hopes that this goes away and someone offers his or her own, more thought-provoking comment on the subject tomorrow.

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-- Karin Klein

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