I’m not a huge Facebook user – I pretty much only use it to pimp out my own website (such as this one), but I’m on it enough to be irritated by four things. Have you ever noticed that Facebook is full of…
1. Attention Seekers
I hate it when people update their wall with vague words like “…is sad” or “…had a bad day” and then do nothing to explain it, even after a dozen people comment asking what’s wrong or if they’re okay. Get over yourself, or explain yourself. Or maybe just be honest and post, “I had a bad day because I spilled coffee on my new shirt and need some attention. Please give my sympathy by commenting.”
2. Unoriginal or Plagiarized Updates
Equally annoying is when a person posts a random quote or thought that they found on the Internet. Clever. It’s like a Facebook chain letter. Here’s one I saw recently: “Before you were conceived, I wanted you. Before you were born, I loved you. Before you were an hour old, I would die for you. This is the miracle of life, and the power of love. Put this on your status if you have children you love more than life itself.” So, if I don’t copy this message onto my wall, does that mean I don’t love my daughter? Of course not, and the same applies to everyone else.
3. FarmVille Crap
I don’t give a shit if a goose laid an egg, you need help harvesting your pumpkins, or a little bunny wandered onto your farm and is in need of adoption. Nor do I care about your Cityville, Mafia Wars, or any other game you’re playing. Turn those updates off because nobody appreciates them.
4. Useless Status Updates
I am willing to bet that 99% of people don’t care that you just had delicious toast for breakfast, but really wished for pancakes. Nor do I care that you just got to work, and that you need a coffee. They probably also don’t care that the coffee you just had didn’t taste great and that you’re going to get another one. And on, and on, and on, it goes. No one needs to hear a play-by-play of your day.