Jacqui Taylor posted a picture that was also on my facebook news feed this past week. It read: “Swimming pools are filled with people. Some you know. Some you don’t. And every once in a while you see something that maybe you shouldn’t. That’s why swimming pools are a little like Facebook.”

I also agree with the post.. It got my attention when I saw it and instantly I thought of gross pool incidents the post could have been referring to. Then I began to think of the meaning behind the metaphor. Strangers share a common ground with one another and it seems instinctively, we are used to this form of sharing within different aspects of our lives. For instance, it isn’t uncommon to see a picture of my high school teacher’s baby on facebook- something that would never be shown in a classroom setting. It seems, given the right platform, people are willing to share/do personal things that wouldn’t normally be shared. Essentially, people in a pool are all bathing in the same water yet it isn’t seen in that light at all. The way people act differently in different situations is amusing to see.

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Side note~ Babies in Egypt have been named Facebook