One that's cropped up in my feed at the moment is this old gem:
Yes, it's one I myself posted as a status; after all, I knew people who suffered with cancer in various forms, why shouldn't I show my support? Nowadays though, these kinds of statuses annoy me. First off, the so called statistic. I didn't repost the status on my Wall when I saw it - does that mean that the original person doesn't regard me as a true "friend"? Does it make me a terrible person because it means I don't support or "honour" the struggle against cancer? Not at all - just because I don't copy and paste a few words or forward an email doesn't make me any less of a person. I still support those who suffer from this horrible disease. I hug them when they're upset. I donate to the charities and buy from their shops. I think of my Oma and remember the stories my dad would tell me about her and her fight. Does the lack of being a link in a spam chain make me less of a supporter?
I should hope not.
Edit: Not long after posting this, I find another one in my feed.
If that's so, they'll understand why I didn't repost it eiter.