Remember when everyone and their mother was “liking” pages that described their idiosyncrasies and personal habits on Facebook? My husband and I used to make fun of the, “I flip my pillow to get to the cool side,” and, “when I see the chat window say you’re typing, I stop typing” Facebook groups that would pop up on our News Feeds. They were annoying and seemingly pointless, but recently a light bulb about these silly groups went off in my head.
These groups work because people feel a connection to each other. People want to feel a sense of “oh, you do that, I do that too!” with family, friends, and strangers. In fact, this is one of the many reasons social media succeeds. The connectivity people can feel with others in the next room and across the globe makes us feel human.
So go on with your bad self and let your silly Facebook group flag fly. Who knows, you may find your neighbor only eats the red gummi bears too.