stupidity is where it’s @

ok i’m going to be a grouch but it really bothers me when i see threads on facebook with too many @ symbols. it’s traditionally acceptable simply to use the person’s name to let them know that you’re speaking to them. you don’t need to preface it with any extraneous symbol. it doesn’t have a function and it makes no sense.

i get it if you’re on twitter and you’re trying to refer to them. i even get it on facebook statuses when you’re trying to link to them. but i don’t get it in every day communication when there’s no function.

@ everyone, please let’s stop overusing symbols that have no function.