Monday, January 23, 2012

Facebook.

So I wrote this post before I updated to the new facebook timeline and learned that (1) I used to be a facebook addict, and (2) I committed all of the facebook crimes I mention below in the past.  I'm still posting it, because these remain my pet peeves and I want to acknowledge the errors of my ways.
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I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook.

I love it for the same reason everyone does: gossip.
Don't lie- that's why you like it too.
Oh my gosh, Sarah dumped John!
She totally changed her relationship status first!
And she's posting pics of her and a new guy.

There are quite a few reasons I dislike it.
It actually lead to the following list.

Ways to make me contemplate unfriending you:
  • Incessant sports updates.  Yes, I understand you're loyal to your team.  Yes, I think it's great they made it to the play offs.  No, I don't believe your status update will actually help your team.  Why don't you wear a tee-shirt in their colors instead?
  • Constant political statuses or rants.  I honestly don't care if you're a Democrat/Republican/Independent/whatever.  You can post links to political articles all day long- you're not going to change my vote.  Sorry Charlie.
  • Excessive posts about your child/pet.  I love my child.  I love my furbabies.  Yes, I occasionally post pictures.  And there's nothing wrong with posting pictures.  But 37 pictures a week of your sleeping newborn is going overboard.  He's cute.  We get it. 
  • Postin staytus updades lik dis.  Alright, I'm going to say it- Your parents paid a lot of money for the private school we graduated from.  And this is the kind of spelling you walked away with?  Dat iz jus wrong, gurl.
  • Whining.  Ugh.  It's Monday again.  We already know, thanks to this fancy contraption called the calendar.  But thanks for pointing it out.  Again.
What are your facebook pet peeves?

48 comments:

Erin said...

I can't stand the vague status updates. Anything that tells you something happened but you don't say anything. DRIVES ME INSANE! If you don't want to "share the private matter" just shut your mouth and don't say anything at all! *end rant*

Miss Honey and Nutmeg said...

Whining about life and or relationships! Self promoting! OMG fbook gets to me....but I don't think I could cancel my account...haha

Wittschen's said...

The ones who post ALL day about nothing. Like do a status and move on, I don't need a play by play of your day! :)

Lyndsay said...

Haha....I'm right there with you on the whining. It's like enough already! I also can't stand the ones who post every little thing they do. Seriously, I don't care if you chased the neighbor's cat out of your flower bed.

Melonie Campbell said...

Ohhh, that is bad spelling! WoW!

Emily said...

My favorite is the play-by-play of a really boring day.

"Well, I gotta shower, then straighten my hair, then pick up some chicken for dinner. Then I'm gonna watch Friends reruns under the covers."

Wow. Let's just create a broad category called "shit we all have to do everyday" and put things in there like showering, grocery shopping, working, and sleeping. Now let's just call that category NOT WORTHY OF A STATUS UPDATE.

Haha! But on the bright side, I think my FB addiction is being somewhat replaced by Blogger.

Lauren {Adventures in Flip Flops} said...

I do two things on the list, BUT to be fair, I do them in real life too. So my friends are used to it.

My personal pet peeve? The oversharer. I don't need to know every single time you have a pregnancy Drs. appointment, when you have morning sickness, you're tired, your back hurts, you made a phone call, etc. (this is not you, Heather!). Just, no.

Jessica said...

I definitely do not like it when someone can't spell, I don't like it when someone complains about the same things over and over again, and my biggest yet, is when someone is telling someone else about watching their back but not saying names... Seriously? We're not in high school anymore. Either tell them to their faces or don't say anything at all.

I think I could rant all day about Facebook, haha!

Nellie said...

Those are my same reasons! I wonder if these people know why they keep on getting defriended (because you know they care!).

Nichole said...

Haha, "thanks to this fancy contraption called the calendar", AMEN!

star said...

I agree with all of the above. Another one I hate is when girls post over and over how much they love their boyfriend. I mean, who are they trying to convince?

ImarriedAtexan said...

I hate people that whine on fb too!

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

I cannot stand it when people air their dirty laundry out on Facebook. Some people literally have NO shame!

I've been over FB for quite awhile now and if it wasn't a way to stay in touch with close friends and family, I wouldn't even have it.

Miss Lindsay said...

Haha! I have to agree with all of these.... I also hate excessive bragging. Once in awhile, fine.

Katie said...

Ah, so true!! I can't stand the contstant whiners (quit your bitching and deal with it!), the attention seekers (say it or dont-- but don't post a status begging for someone to ask what's wrong), and the over sharers (I don't need constant dilation updates during the delivery of a baby).

Sarah @ Simply Sarah said...

I love/hate Facebook too, but mostly just hate it these days. My number two biggest pet peeves are rants and whining.

Facebook is definitely not the place to air all of your dirty laundry!

Savanah said...

SO agree with all of this! I really want to delete facebook, but you're right, the gossip factor has held me in ;)

Jennifer said...

I agree with all the above you wrote. I also cannot stand the constant posts about Jesus this or God that. I get it, you're religious, stop trying to shove it down everyone's throats! Also, the constant talking about their ex in a what they think is discreet way. Saying things like " I am so over you and blah blah blah...." really? If you were, you wouldn't be posting about it so much.

Très Michelle said...

Haha this is funny:) Whining on Facebook is super annoying

Lauren @ A modern day wife's journey said...

I really agree with this list too haha whining is what is my biggest pet peeve!!!

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

hahaha ditto to all of those reasons!

Torie said...

The oversharing kills me. Yes, I like the gossip, but seriously, 10 status updates a day, or worse, every few hours? Please. Instead of telling me everything happening in your world, how about actually going and having a life? People frighten me sometimes. :P

tara said...

Omg. Yes. Hate excessive political/sports/child updates.

Hannah @ The New Black said...

I am with you on every one of those! The vague statuses or ones that are obviously attention seekers drive me bonkers too.

Magan said...

OMG! I have a pet peeves post in the works too. It may now end up as FB pet peeves post because I have a love/hate relationship with it too! #1 on my list - TMI. We don't need to know all about your medical issues. oh yea, and finding out about a relatives death via FB (yep, that really happened!).

Jamie said...

Hah hah. Those are good ones. I also get annoyed at old high school friends who post the kiss at yourself in the mirror with your head tilted to the side picture EVERY WEEKEND and the people who write status' like this every few days
"I can't believe that happened. I am heartbroken" or "I will never forgive him for this" or whatever vague reference to something horrible. If you want to share, then share but don't write something vague like that and then leave it so that people will write "OMG, whats going on!". Annoying.

Shelley said...

I feel the same way about Twitter too!

Miss Chelsea said...

I love the people who post 3 paragraph long status' about drama. ANYONE who talks about drama is inevitably the causer of drama hahah

Jules said...

all of these are my annoying things on facebook as well- the sports one first, then the gangsta' talking is a close 2nd.

oh- and don't forget the starting drama on other peoples pages just to get people worked up.

Katie said...

Those last three are the worse for me. There is one woman I went to HS with who is constantly bitching about anything and everything - and when she's not doing that, she's attacking other people for complaining. A recent post/rant of hers that ended "Put your big girl panties and deal with it!" made me want to punch her right through the computer. Hello pot? Yea, this is the kettle. You're black. GR!

Shellsea said...

I agree with a few other commenters. My biggest pet peeve used to be passive aggression through facebook. I say used to be because I unsuscribed from almost everyone. And now that I have, it doesn't bother me and since that is an option more power to the people with nothing to say but a million status updates. I'm a happy girl. I will say that I rarely ever post pictures on facebook, but my parents who live far away are always bugging me for more of their grandchild. And, they're addicted to facebook so they prefer that medium as opposed to photobucket etc.

Katie said...

Oh I love this post. I agree with all your annoyances! My favorite is when someone posts the vague status, then someone asks them about it to which they reply, "I don't really want to talk about it on here so text me!" Well. You already shared on FB you moron, so go ahead and give us the full story.

Also, the girls who post pictures of themselves EVERY.SINGLE.DAY trying to look really hot in the mirror. I could delete them, but they make me feel better about my life ;)

Maura said...

Haha omg I love everything about this post! I agree I have a complete love/hate relationship with fb too!

Miranda said...

i think the 2 worst are the whining/complaining every. single. day. and the bad spelling/text talk. i have an 11 year old cousin on FB (who is probably going to get unfriended very quickly) who is constantly saying things like this - "ikr" (i know right), "like my status if i'm pretty" and "i guess every1 hates me"....i rarely spend time on facebook anymore...

Wiz said...

My biggest pet peeve is whining or just plain negativity. No one cares that you have a headache again.

Also TMI. Seriously, a girl I know talked about how dog ate a sock and went into graphic detail about how it came out...

Totally agree about political stuff too!

Monica said...

I am terribly guilty of complaining about MOndays every Monday.

Chelsea @ {twotwentyone} said...

Love this post! I'll unfriend people if they constantly post status updates-- like 4-5 a day. "Just ate a turkey sandwich. It was OK-- could have used some avocado." Seriously? NO ONE CARES!

Heather said...

I pretty much just hate Facebook, period :).

Michelle said...

I don't have a FB...I feel like my life is pretty great without it...sometimes I want one...but then I talk myself right out of it when my 8th graders punch each other in the face (true story) because someone kissed someone else's boyfriend. LOL!

Breanna said...

You pretty much nailed all of mine! :) Haha! Too funny!

Lil Mys Ninja said...

Biggest FB Pet Peeve: CONSTANT COMPLAINING AND NEVER HAVING ANYTHING GOOD TO SAY!

I defriended a girl because EVERY SINGLE ONE OF HER POSTS was a rant or complaint about how bad her life is and why can't I have this or why can't this person do this for me...yadda yadda yadda. Okay, I get it...you've had a hard life. But who hasn't?!? And be grateful for what you do have because there are tons of people out there that have less than us or have it worse off than us.

I'm a rather positive person and I tried cheering her up and tried to get her to look on the bright side of things but for every thing I said, she had a negative response for it. So I just gave up and defriended her. I didn't want her posts to bring me down with her...

Meg O. said...

What about the vague/cryptic statuses where people want to get attention? I hate those the MOST!!

Kara said...

I LOVE this post. Thanks for making me laugh! I completely agree with every word you wrote :)

Jules said...

Glad you aren't in prison from the arson to the ex girlfriend :) The white colors just wouldn't bring out your eyes.

On another note- what the heck does pregnancy SMELL like?! ay, Ben lmao!!

Michelle (michabella) said...

YES!!!!! Have you seen sh*t black girls say??

DELETE DELETE DELETE

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I think my biggest pet peeve is when people go off in rants on politics! I usually hit the HIDE button!

Christina said...

Ditto to all of it! I mostly hate the low self-esteem girls (women, I guess) who post something really vague so people will talk to them. Like, "I can't believe he did that." Followed by "What's wrong, honey?" "Are you ok?" "Call me!" I have quite a few of those "friends."

Amber said...

Facebook and I are slowly drifting apart, too. Granted, I still love facebook and read other people's updates (mostly for the gossip, like you mentioned, lol!)... but I find myself updating less and less. It seems no matter what I post, Debbie Downer always finds a way to put a negative spin on it... and it's not always the same person, either. Life's too short!

Hope you have a great night!

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