Does anyone else get puzzled when someone posts something unfortunate going on in their life as their facebook status and people 'like' it?
1) My friend last week was mucked around by her travel agent resulting in her and her young children missing their flight and having to fly from NZ to Fiji at 2am. 10 people liked her post.
2) My cousin is upset that her toddler is really sick and keeps getting sick from being in childcare. 6 likes.
In both cases, the posts were not humorous or witty, they were factual vents.
Do you think people 'like' because they want people to know they've seen/read the update?
Or are they just sadistic chumps who thrive on the misfortune of others?
Surely a sympathetic comment is more appropriate!