Facebook Pet Peeve

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  1. DrivingPigeon

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    I hate when people "talk" to other people on facebook who don't even have facebook. For example, many people will update their status on their child's birthday with something like, "When I met you one year ago today, I didn't know how much my life would change. Cody, you are the love of my life, and such a blessing." One of my facebook friends has a fiance who doesn't even have facebook, and she's always posting things like, "You are my forever, Brian. Without you, I would crumble. You are my rock, and I can't wait to be your wife."

    *PUKE*

    I just don't understand why people update their status as if they are talking to that person, when they are never even going to see it. Why can't they just say, "My baby boy is 1 today!" or "9 more weeks until the wedding!"
     
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    Agreed. The whole "Facebook as Dear Diary" thing is annoying. I also hate it when people vaguebook:

    Status: :(
    Comment #1: What's wrong?
    Reply: Oh, nothing.

    OMG.
     
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    I have to admit I'm guilty of that, DrivingPigeon. Usually around Mother's Day and my mom's birthday. I guess... since I can't talk to her, I still want to express that she was here, she was important, she was loved.

    (But it does drive me nuts when people do it with, you know, living people who don't have FB. Why would I write something to BF when he's in the next room and doesn't even have FB?)

    As for vaguebook... Ugh, I hate it when people post depressing song lyrics. Without context.
     
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    Over sharing is my pet peeve!

    My cousin's cousin on her dad's side went to college with me. I accepted her friend request even though we weren't friends. She shares everything! A few months ago she had a miscarriage and went into detail about what was happening every few hours. And I mean what was happening with her body.
    The only reason I don't block her is because my aunt, cousins, and I get a good laugh out of it :blush:
     
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    Yes! Or sharing information that really (at least in my opinion) is not that important.

    I can't tell you how many times I have seen my friends or family type things like:

    "I had toast today."

    And then there are 73 likes for it?!
    Or follow-up comments:
    "Whoa! Did you add margarine?!"
    "Was it dry? I hate when it's dry."

    I don't mind (in fact I really like!) seeing:
    "I'm getting married!"
    "My son is 16 today - where has time flown?!"
    "The doctor said I'm in remission. Praise God!"

    But when I see: "I had trouble opening up the baloney package today. It was hard." (I'm serious...that was an actual status update)... I wonder if Facebook is not making our society ego-centric (e.g. "Even the most menial aspects of my life are so amazingly awe-inspiring that I have the responsibility to share them with the rest of the world!")

    And disclaimer: I'm sure I'm guilty of doing this from time to time as well...but I have people who ONLY do it. "I woke up at 7 today." "I can't find my car keys." "Hi!"

    :2cents:
     
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    I do that too with my Mom and Dad, and brother who have passed away. For me, it´s a way to keep their memory alive and recognize them.
     
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    Well, I do see things like that (I recently saw someone have a whole conversation on Facebook with someone who died...heck, maybe they will "see it":eek: ). Anyway, I figure people can post what they want but if others then brand them as idiots for the crap they post then they have to suffer the consequences.
     
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    :lol:

    Yes, some updates are rather funny! I know I´m guilty too. The other day my status was, ¨Chili´s on the stove.¨ lol

    Later I saw a FB joke that said something like ¨Thank goodness for FB, otherwise I would have to call 300 people to tell them what I had for dinner.¨ :haha:
     
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    "Took Madi to the ER today."

    "Frustrated!"

    Then there's the new post every 5 minutes about the same topic.
    If they MUST do this, at least add it in the comments and not new post:
    "At Eric's baseball game."
    "Eric got a base hit"
    "Eric is playing left field"
    "Eric scored."
    "After 3 innings, Eric's team is ahead 4-1."
    etc etc etc
    "Sitting with Eric's team having ice-cream."
     
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    ...and what's up with all the recipes?

    ...and multiple poems and jokes?
     
  12. TeacherNY

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    I like the recipes! :blush:
     
  13. DrivingPigeon

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    I do think it's a little different when the person is "talking" to a deceased friend or relative. I think that's sweet, in a way.
     
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    Well, in general perhaps...but you didn't see the particular post I was talking about (my Facebook friend)...was creepy. I think there is a dignified way to do it without making yourself look like a total looney tunes.
     
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    Because in Heaven, everyone has Facebook and a zillion friends, none of whom are weird or creepy and who only post interesting stuff.
     
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    You think writing to humans who will never see the message is bad! On the Boston Terrier board I belong to, the Boston lovers/owners...well ex-owner for me, have typed messages to their babies!

    I admit, ONLY on my dog's birthdays & ONLY on the BT board, I've written him a long birthday message & pics for all to see...I might have done it here for 1 b-day & when he passed away. And I word it like he's a human, not baby talk. Others on there do things like that too though & post birthday messages to others' dogs all the time too! It's cute & fun to show others how much we love them, however, & this may be wierd to some, but I'd write a message to my dog OVER a human because I see & can actually talk to my human loved ones any time I want. I've never writtten any person a message they'll never see.

    I wish my dog was here again right now to celebrate at least 8 more birthdays! :(
     
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    I can't stand all the complaining and personal drama: the breakups and get-back-togethers within a day, etc., ha ha! Oh, and the posts that are ultimatums like, "Repost or you hate your mother," ha ha ha. Crazy!
     
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    Oh, oh, I forgot another type: the posts of cute pics of pets using baby talk! Seriously, if our pets could talk, I've always imagined they'd have sophisticated accents and speak of us as if we're stupid.
     
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    Plates of food...I have (had) a friend that posted pictures of every meal.
     
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    Tell her to write a cookbook...no one wants to see her food all the time...for FREE! ;)
     
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    I know someone who writes play-by-plays of her upcoming day, nearly every day:

    "To do today: laundry, dishes, more laundry, feed the dog, call the dr about getting an appointment for next week, wash the car, maybe vacuum it, too."

    I can't tell you how many times she posts,

    "Night Facebook!"

    Problem is, she's my aunt, so I can't unfriend her. I'm sure there's a way to hide her updates but I don't know how....
     
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    I seriously have to unfriend one woman or at least block her posts. Now, I know that if you are posting from your phone that there are bound to be typos and such, but she posts with bad spelling and grammar. This is the way she talks also LOL Nope, can't do it anymore. Oh, and she also says Night Facebook have blessed night...bleh!
     
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    I write to my mom too on her bday and Mother's Day. I figure if she were alive, she would have a facebook. :)

    And sorry, chebrutta, I've been guilty of posting depressing song lyrics w/o context. I haven't done it lately, but there for awhile that's all that my statuses were. :sorry:



    This. And multiple pictures in a row of their pet.
     
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    I never noticed yours! But I have one friend who I swear must think in depressing song lyrics because that's ALL she posts!

    A couple of years ago, I was feeling ironic and posted EVERYTHING I did that day on Facebook. By night, some of my friends were begging me to stop... and some got the hint. :whistle: tomorrow looks good.
     
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    I love the food pictures!
     
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    chebrutta~I think really it was only 2 and it was just a verse. But no more!! :lol: Only happy verses now!
     
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    My husband and I were just reading this last night:

    http://mashable.com/2012/08/14/facebook-annoying/

    It's the 20 things your most annoying friends do on Facebook. lol.

    When people annoy me on FB (it happens a lot...) I just take them off my newsfeed. :D
     
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    Ugh. People who talk in baby talk about their spouses, as in, "Wuv my sweetie hubba who goes to work so hard for his snookums and mommy to stay home and play with the bestest fwend Stella bella...." Gag me quick.
     
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    LOLOL
     
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    :lol:
     
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    I am guilty of postong song lyrics...and quotes from books, or just quotes I really like....Why? I don´t know.
     
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    Man. People get irritated with so many things on Facebook! I wonder then: what exactly is Facebook for if we can't post pictures of our food, meaningful song lyrics, updates about what we're doing....?
     
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    :lol: Daisy!!
     
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    I totally agree.

    I think Facebook is for posting whatever I want. If my readers don't like it, they can keep scrolling to something else on their news feed (or block my updates).

    I totally see the intent of the OP though, because some people definitely go OVERBOARD doing all the things we've talked about here. A nice dinner plate once in a while is fine, but I don't really need to see every meal you eat. That's when I unfriend if it's a person I don't know well, or just block their updates. For example, an acquaintance of mine breeds snakes (YUCK!) and has started posting pictures of eggs hatching, etc. I blocked him ASAP because I'm scared to death of snakes and really didn't want to see those pictures. Another acquaintance from HS recently became an "actress" and is posting pictures of herself in a bikini or other revealing clothes every. day. of. the. week. I kid you not. She got blocked too after about a week of that.
     
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    I have a friend on FB that was complaining about her bronchitis, and how they wouldn't do anything for her at the ER, and then the next night was looking for drinking buddies. Makes you wonder... She's one I don't delete because her updates amuse me from time to time. (Kind of like a train wreck you just can't look away from.)
     
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    I don't like the recipes only because older people are being tricked into sharing. Have you noticed the caption says, "Be sure to share so it will be easy to find on your wall later", or something along that line? It's not easy finding things you shared months ago, so just screenshot or print the recipe. My poor aunt shares at least a dozen every couple days when she accesses Facebook.

    Otherwise, I enjoy food pictures friends take themselves!

    I don't mind others talking to people without a FB although I've never done it myself. (Once I realized after the fact that it seemed I did because I just said "we", but I was communicating with my FB friends and just didn't name the second half of the we because they knew who I was talking about...but I did think after the fact, "Crap, this reads like a private-turned-public love letter...ugh!" Oh, well.

    My sister is the queen of vague posts. And dramatic! She's a teenager so at first I was concerned and would make sure she was okay (because I feared she might hurt herself), but it didn't take long to determine she's just being ridiculous. Very, very ridiculous.

    I do get a laugh from some of the "romantic" posts. A friend posted a long time ago something that stuck with me. It was a picture of her feet popping out of a bubble bath and she said she was enjoying a romantic evening with her husband sipping wine in the tub. No. You're not. You're on your cell phone. Now put it down and enjoy each other! ;)

    But really, I enjoy Facebook! I love the jokes, the simple updates, the cool science pictures, supper plates, movie reviews, cheering on your teams, political posts, animal pictures, "throwbacks", links to songs...
     
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    Right. I just have formed different opinions about certain people after seeing countless "vaguebooking" posts or just really stupid things. I am friends with a girl I went to high school with. I thought she was pretty normal...after reading her recent posts I guess I was wrong LOL :lol:
     
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    :lol:

    I totally know what you mean. I always wonder if people posting crazy things think about how they are being perceived.
     
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    FB is just like interacting in real life. The people who annoy me on FB do the same thing in real life. I'm the one who invited them into my home via FB, so I just hide them or stay away from FB as needed. I'm sure plenty of people have me hidden, too.

    I've hidden a bunch of people who are using their FB like Pinterest. At first I thought they just hadn't turned off the "post to FB" setting on Pinterest. Nope. Just sharing.

    If I didn't post mundane things to my status, I'd never post anything. I'm really that boring.

    One of my friends really overdoes it. She posts everything about her day. I know when she gets up, what she eats each meal, what she's watching on television, where she goes every day, what time she walks her dog, and when she goes to bed. I know when she starts her homework, when she finishes it, and the grades she makes. I always know the weather. I also know more about her brother and mother from her FB than from theirs. I jokingly asked her if she was planning to use FB as an alabi.

    I'll admit that watching my neighbor's marriage unravel on FB is like watching a reality show. She's called out two of her husband's "home-wrecking wh*res" by tagging them in a post about them. The fact that they're friends on FB to start with is funny to me. Her two boys are 13 months apart, and she's pregnant with their third (due in January). The youngest just turned one in May. I'm not sure how she has time for so much drama. She is a lot younger than I am . . .
     
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    Yeah, I don't get the food picture thing. Or the lyrics thing. (What does get you blocked in the lyrics thing, is when you post youtube links to song after song).

    I have a problem with the humblebrag--e.g. "Really?! No I'm not [insert attractive celebrity name]." Those get hidden from my wall immediately. I also hide the constant little league updates type.

    Here is one that may not be so common, and may not annoy anyone else... but it annoys the ---- out of me (they get blocked): When the parent refers to their kid by some stupid nickname. e.g. "J-money and me at the airport", "J-money at his little league game".
     
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    Wow, so do you have anyone in your newsfeed?
     

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