Johannes de Ketham's Fasciculus Medicinae (Venice, 1492) reminds me in so many ways of Facebook, and, to a much lesser extent, other social media.
It seems you can post just about anything on there with no forethought as to whether the facts are correct, and the masses will help you villify the perpertrator of your supposed ill fortune (or the reported ill fortunes of others). They will use every instrument - blunt and sharp- to maim, wound and kill the evil one. Somewhat like a witch hunt. Judgement is pronounced, urging the masses to seek out and destroy.Now I do understand that everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but urging and inciting people to do wrong? THAT is against the law. Think carefully before you urge someone to hunt down "that bully" and deal to him/her.
Of course, it works the other way, too. You can post some trivial, unproven emotionally blackmailing garbage and the masses will oohh and ahhh and like to their hearts content, thus raising the post in your feed. Thank the facebook gods for allowing me to turn off notifications. It is my facebook version of turning a blind eye.
Which brings me now to professional posts. As a professional eduator, I am privvy to a number of professional groups on facebook as well. The number of times that I cringe when reading posts in some of these groups is increasing, I am sad to say. If you are a professional teacher, you must be one of the 100,000+ registered teachers in New Zealand. There is a code of ethics and also practicing teacher criteria which you must show evidence that you meet every three years. One of those criteria is number 6. conceptualise, plan and implement an appropriate learning programme and the key indicators of this are