For the first time ever, the social networking website Facebook was the source of an argument over the internet. A former couple of two years, Jonathan Suntra and Jessica Albert, had their friendship tested. It all started when Suntra, a junior accounting major, saw his ex-girlfriend’s post.
“I just want to let everyone know that something really bad has happened,” the post read. “I can’t tell you the details of the emergency, but just know that it has deeply saddened my entire family. Keep us in your thoughts as we pray for health and wellness.”
Naturally, Suntra being the great guy he is, posted a sentiment toward Albert, who broke off the relationship at his family’s Christmas party.
“You’re in my prayers,” he typed and posted seconds before his five-hour night class began.
Suntra immediately regretted his decision as his device vibrated wildly throughout the period due to an inflow of messages.
“I just thought all of her friends were posting on the damn thing,” Suntra said.
He received over 100 notifications over the course of the class. Autocorrect was the culprit.
“They ranged from calling me a heartless dick and defending Jess to personal death threats,” Suntra recalled. “I scrolled to the top of the comments, and all mine said was ‘LOL.’ I was like, ‘What the fuck? That’s not even close to what I wanted to say.’ I’m trying to get back on that, you know?”
Albert believes Suntra meant to be a “shit-brained fuck.”
“He was being an asshole,” Albert stated. “He was just trying to get back at me because I broke up with him in front of his entire family at his grandma’s last Christmas. He needs to get over it and move on.”
Even after shown the autocorrect archives in Suntra’s phone, Albert refused to believe it was a mistake.
Suntra, who is a 4.0 student, said although autocorrect was in play, his lack of faith could be to blame.
“I think this is God’s way of punishing me for saying I pray to him even though I haven’t prayed once in my life,” he said. “I still can’t believe Casey called me a heartless dick. Dicks don’t have hearts.”