Thursday, January 24, 2013

Facebook, Schmacebook.

Facebook. I love it, I hate it.

I love being able to keep up with friends and family and share photos and silly stuff. But what DON'T you like, Shan? Oh, hold on to your knickers, cuz I'm about to GO THERE.

1. Friends who CANNOT resist making every post political. RAWRRRRR - my biggest pet peeve. I have a dear, dear friend that I have known since the 5th grade.We could not be further apart on the political spectrum.I know this because every other post or status update is about politics. Why the person she does not support is Beelzebub himself. How Christians should support certain people and certain causes and if you don't, you must be related to Beelzebub himself. And God love her, because she really is a sweet, caring person, but there is SO much judgement in what she posts that I have a really difficult time reconciling the lack of empathy in said Christian with anyone who has a different viewpoint. I could go on about this one for days, but I won't. Enough's enough.

2. The Angry Vague Status Update: Holy cow - this person is PISSED OFF and they want everyone to know it. One update I saw yesterday morning was about some Hoooore named XXX that messed around with the Angry Vague Status Updater's man, and how the status updater hoped the Hoooore was happy cuz HE LIES. This message was preceded in the past few days with random status updates about Karma being a bitch, and how The Truth may hurt for a little while, but A Lie lasts forever. Please, Angry Vague Status Updater, talk to a licensed therapist about your anger. Is Facebook REALLY the place for it?

3. The Negative Nelly: Oy vey. This person NEVER has anything positive going on in life. They burn their face with the curling iron; traffic is too heavy on the way to work; the weather is too hot/cold/rainy/snowy/icy/etc., or their cat is trying to kill them. Let's try something, okay? For every ten negative status updates, just try to post five positive - or hell - even NEUTRAL - status updates. Pretty please? For humanity's sake?

4. Others: The Over-sharer; The Television Show/Movie Spoiler Updater;  The Game-Player Who Wants to Play - or share their score - with everyone. Dude, I don't care what your score is with Candy Crush Saga. 

So those are are few of mine - what are YOUR pet peeves in Facebook-land? 

Sweater: J. Crew, Thrifted
Jeans: F21
Boots: Lauren Conrad for Kohl's
Belt: ????



Karrin said...

Love the outfit! I wore moccasins yesterday, too, so we're obviously twins. And I just had to look up "moccasins" because I had no idea how to spell it. Spelling challenged. As for Facebook, I don't particularly care for the whole thing and deactivated my account. Maybe I'm just not interesting enough to post every 5 minutes of my life. Call me crazy, but I don't want to tell you when I'm going to the bathroom, nor do I want to know when you are.

Steph K. said...

I totally agree. My least favorite posts are the ones like "I had the worst day ever going to go jump off a cliff" and it's just a ploy to get you to respond "what's wrong". If you are putting your problems out there at least have the decency to let me know up front. Bc I don't care enough to ask!

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

Are you sure your not reading my Facebook. It's pretty much the same shit. I get so ticked off at it. People drive me nuts. My biggest pet peeve is the multiple status poster. I wrote about it in my blog just recently. This drives me over the edge..

PS I want this outfit! Love love!

Divers and Sundry said...

"Is Facebook REALLY the place for it?"

yes! fb is _exactly_ the place for it. lol. my biggest pet peeve is people who tell me what i should and shouldn't post on my wall. sheesh. don't they know how to "hide" people's stuff? i actually had someone tell me to "give it a rest" during the days before the election. since she didn't know how to "hide" my posts, i just made my stuff visible to all my friends except her until the election was over.

i don't mind all the drama on fb nearly as much as i mind the drama over how much drama there is on fb. lol

i love the fringe on those boots. :)

Paula said...

Game invitations drive me nuts! If I wanted to play fucking Farmville, Chefville, or Slotmania, I would already be playing.

And oh, the political crap has caused me to hide or defriend a person or two. My favorite last week: a lady selling Girl Scout cookies via FB. And two days later posted a link stating why they dropped GS because they now opposed how cookie/GS money was indirectly spent. Of course, she then said not to worry, they were still selling cookies. Oy vey.

On a happier note, cute outfit and congrats on being in the top 25!

The Suburb Experiment said...

All of what you said. Can I add attention whore vague poster? The "OMGWTFBBQ I need your prayers/thoughts/I spent all night crying/I don't know how I'm going to get through this" - they get a bunch of concerned comments and never explain what the hell is going on. Rinse and repeat, ad nauseum. DRIVES ME CRAZY.


MerciBlahBlah said...

Karrin - OMG we are practically the SAME PERSON!!! And I am a google/webster/speller-checker all the time, so no shame in the moccasin.

Steph and Dusty - yep, I whole-heartedly concur.

Divers - I don't think I'm telling anyone what not to post; I'm telling you what my pet peeves are. I do agree with you on one point - I have hidden people whose posts get to be too much for me.

Paula - oy vey indeed.

Suburb - RAWR!!

Zahra Sandberg said...

Hahah great post - i totally agree with all of those things you hate - but especially the political ones annoy me. One more to add - the ones that post things about their finances or other personal information in a not so discreet way. One girl I know posts stuff about her unemployed husband ALL the time - and he dosent use facebook so he has no idea. Sad really. Oh and I hate when people share links to horrible stories (rape,violence, racism)that say "like" if you think this is horrible/wrong/racist. Ugh - its like if you don't like it you are saying it is perfectly okay in your opinion. I could go on and on...
btw CONGRATS on getting in the top 25!! Woo Hoo!


Divers and Sundry said...

"Divers - I don't think I'm telling anyone what not to post"

no, i didn't mean you :) but you asked what our pet peeves in fb-land are. that's my biggest one.

Divers and Sundry said...

oh! and conspiracy theories are another pet peeve. i actually respond to those with links to disprove them, but they never believe me.

dreamingincashmere said...

You pretty much nailed most of mine!! haha! I also hate the compulsive posters, you know they post multiple times a day sharing EVERYTHING they do all day long!!
Love your boots! And don't worry I won't fall in:)

libys11 said...

totall agree with 2-3-4!!!! i hate the over complainers, the too cheesy-too romantic vomit inducing public display of affection. hahahaha! love this post!!

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Divers and Sundry said...

one of my pet peeves has been not the people who post too _much_ but the people who never post and never comment, but then i find out they've shared everything i've said with other people.

i do unfriend those folks, and i don't generally unfriend folks when it's easy enough for me to hide their posts.

over-sharing about themselves i can take. over-sharing about me? i'm not as comfortable with that.