Today I had a perfectly friendly argument on facebook. I posted something, a couple of friends disagreed, I argued, that's about it. I found it engaging, it was perfectly good humoured, nobody was rude or offensive to me. But in the end I found it a bit depressing.
My facebook usage used to be have a lot of posts with complaints about things, most often things that annoyed me in the news. A few months ago I made a conscious effort to be a bit more positive, not bothering to post the negative things and being more likely to post more positive ones. I don't honestly know if it has helped me, except it's nice sometimes to spread good news when I would not previously have bothered.
This is nothing to this story. Nobody was mean to me and I hope I wasn't mean to them. But I found it a bit depressing.