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I want to make an attempt at an apology for sharing certain YouTube videos with my friends on Facebook. I have noticed a recent video that was on a subject about global climate change and the rants of a man who likes to use colorful language to express himself. I made the mistake of sharing it before fully watching it first.

For those who tend to share on Facebook or Twitter, it is both a rule for me to learn to follow by and for others who may read this post to also follow. Many of our friends and followers may be highly sensitive as to the content of certain videos we like to share. I too have experienced offensive posts that were graphic or videos that were offensive to me and know exactly how it feels.

My intentions were basically to share the things I am interested in, not always positive nor politically correct or even polite in the face of things. We all need time to chill and look back at things we have done and reason ways to correct our mistakes, such as posting a video from YouTube to others, who may indeed be offended by it's content, be it the subject matter, the language, the graphic images or the background music or ads of the article, video or website shared with friends and followers.

So, I am trying to tell you that I will start posting the videos on my own Private Facebook wall. At least for the most part. If you want to see what I see, know what I know and feel some of what I feel about the world online that I see day after day from my own vantage point, you are welcome to look at things I post on my wall. I regret that I have been impulsive with sharing lately. I need to tone it down and make it easy on my fellow Facebook followers and friends. The thing is, I had not even bothered to think or even notice that certain subjects might even offend others. I figured most people would either watch it out of curiosity or ignore it and move on. But in case anyone who reads this, has noticed that certain videos on YouTube that I have shared over time, might contain Strong Language, then I make an effort in the future to refrain from sharing them Publicly and just keep them for my own reference on my own Facebook Wall.

Okay, enough said. Have a good day everyone.

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MegL wrote on April 17, 2018, 12:24 PM

Yes, I also try to be careful with what I share for those same reasons. I saw a video recently that had me laughing so hard, my abdomen was sore but I couldn't share it because of the occasional colorful language included.

VinceSummers wrote on April 17, 2018, 12:53 PM

I agree. It's not possible to put up material that will rub at least someone the wrong way. You post about how to bake a clove ham and a Jewish person may find it distasteful. Or a crock pot recipe for roast beef, and an Indian may find it unacceptable. And, as you know, I am one of Jehovah's Witnesses, and I am not into any of the holidays. Or politics. Or social causes -- "save the earth" ideas. For me, the Kingdom replaces world governments and no candidates are worth beans. The earth will be saved by that Kingdom -- pretty much everything man does to fix things either backfires or will prove ineffective. And lastly, all days are the same. There are no "holy days". Holy events, yes, holy days, no. It's why I don't like others posting videos and so-forth to my timeline. I hate having to remove another's post, but... There you have it.

lookatdesktop wrote on April 17, 2018, 9:51 PM

Yes, I have had time to reflect on it and the more I think about it, the more I realize the need to be more understanding towards others with differences of opinion and religion and political views. And so on and so on . LOL

lookatdesktop wrote on April 17, 2018, 9:51 PM

I must have given you a headache. Sorry about that.

VinceSummers wrote on April 17, 2018, 10:23 PM

You aren't a problem. You're always so understanding, so yielding. I just don't want to hurt anyone's feelings. At the same time, I want them to visit. It's a balancing act.

lookatdesktop wrote on April 17, 2018, 11:16 PM

I am glad this is so. :) Yep it is quite a balancing act for sure.