Text has a way of inhibiting communication. While efficient and utilitarian, text just lacks emphasis. I would have italicized emphasis, um, for emphasis, but I can't do that. I also can't do that on Facebook.
It's time for a change. When I'm being emphatic, I want my Facebook friends to KNOW.
We have conventions in the written English language that assist us in conveying emotion, and they are dubbed Bold and Italics.
I'm done with the emotional confusion that Facebook's lack of text formatting options makes inevitable. Please sign this petition beseeching a move born of a desire for emotional clarity on the internet - Bold and Italics for Facebook.
The Italics and Bold for Facebook petition to Facebook Webmaster was written by Sam Crowe and is in the category Forums at GoPetition.