Facebook – can’t live without it. I use it to keep in touch with friends and family all over the world. I can reconnect with old friends and even make new ones. We share photos, thoughts, opinions and everything in between. Although many people lament the fact that we seem to spend more time on devices and less time face to face, I’d argue that we are more connected and avidly communicating with more people than ever before. We talk about everything from personal problems to political opinion. It’s great and amazing and I love it. Except for when I don’t.
Facebook can be used for so many great things. We can share helpful videos, belly laughs, passions, thoughts and problems for brainstorming. Instead, some people use it constantly to share these 5 things that drive me up the wall! All I ask if that we think, just a little bit, before clicking that button. Is it mean, vague, private, passive-aggressive or just FAR too much information? Then don’t share it. Start with these five things:
“My kids are little sh*ts”
You are either comfortable discussing whatever it is on Facebook or you are not. There is no middle ground, here! I am so over the Facebook status obviously begging for someone to ask what’s wrong. You know how this goes: A vague post about being upset, the well-meaning friends ask about what might be wrong, the original poster replies that they can’t or don’t want to talk about it on Facebook and announces they will private message selected concerned friends. It begs the question of why they didn’t just do that in the first place!
These posts have me hovering over the “hide from newsfeed” button. Repeat offenders will be hidden. I’m a cranky, 35 year old woman who does not have the time or the inclination to beg you to tell me about your problems.
“I just had sex!”
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