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People's annoying Facebook behaviors

I really do like Facebook, its allowed me to connect with old friends, get to better know current friends and make new ones. By and large its a great way to keep in touch, share photos, etc.

Having said that there are certain behaviors that really bug the heck out of me and I'm guessing I'm not alone! So lets hit a couple of the highlights.

OMG MY LIFE SUCKS!!!

We all have bad days, tough situations, etc. and venting about them from time to time is totally understandable (heck, thats what I'm doing right now!). But then there are those people whose status updates seem to be dominated by the tales of their woes. This is particularly bad when they get overly descriptive with biological ailments. It's ok to say "man i'm not feeling well today". It's not ok to tell me the sort of things you would describe to your doctor when he is diagnosing you. Seriously. Also, i'm sorry that your boyfriend/girlfriend sucks/job sucks/unemployment sucks/etc. Its even ok to mention it once and a while. Please don't tell me daily. I got it the first ten times.

OMG MY KID/BABY IS SO CUTE

Babies/kids can be really cute. I enjoy seeing pictures of my friends kids from time to time. I know you are proud of them, and love them in a way that I won't understand til i have my own. But, here's the thing. I am YOUR friend on facebook, not your toddlers. When all i see in your facebook profile are updates about/pictures of your adorable offspring, well they start becoming less adorable over time. Can I suggest creating a dedicated facebook album for the kid pics so you can keep them in one place? I know you think your kid is the cutest ever, but just like candy can be sweet until you eat a mound of it, so too are kid pictures. Moderation is the key! Don't make me have to put you on a timeout!


I'm tempted to actually post this on facebook, but i know i'd probably offend a few people, so maybe i'll submit it somewhere anonymously at some point :)

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krizoitz
Oct. 31st, 2010 11:22 pm (UTC)
You are definitely not even close to being an offender. Well except with the baby picks. Seriously you post WAY to many pictures of your baby... ;-)
msondo
Nov. 1st, 2010 06:12 am (UTC)
I feel like the more accessible technology gets, the dumber it gets.

For example, when I was first active online during the mid 90's virtually everybody was either a computer science student or a huge computer nerd, otherwise, why else would you bother connecting a 2400 bps modem to a text interface? The intellectual quality of the net was high.

As the WWW became more or less common, and computers were actually sold with modems and browsers, things started slowly sliding. Sites like LJ made it really easy to have an online presence, and then social networks like Friendster, Myspace, and now Facebook make it so that virtually anybody can come online and type out their lives.

Now I get to watch my cousins on Facebook make public their awkward explorations into the world of alcohol, women, jobs, etc. with 3 AM posts that involve several misspelled expletives, caps lock, and a general disrespect for the English language (or any language, for that matter.)
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