Wednesday, August 18, 2010


I hate that I am a facebooker. I do. I won't lie, I "hide" a lot of things on my wall. However I am not a crazy facebooker; I don't rely on it for valid information and I wouldn't go there first to get any. I also don't like when people EXPECT me to know things because they "put it on their facebook."

"Oh, you're pregnant?"
"Um, YEAH, didn't you see the sonogram on my facebook?"
"Gosh, no, how insensitive of me to have called you before checking your wall."

But I sure do enjoy the frequent changes it has. It's certainly not like blog's or email. The turn over time for facebook is really quick. It's great. And I like being able to throw things out there to find out new things, like recipes, places to go, hobbies I can adopt. Not to mention being able to stay in touch and up to date with people you don't see very often. Just enough contact with them- but not too much..

I do have a Top Six Things I Hate About Facbook list, though. Kind of an etiquette list, as it were.

1. Post NO MORE THAN three status updates a day. Beyond that and we feel like we are invading your privacy, or are way too involved in your day-to-day activities.

2. Be careful with your vagueness.. it's fun to make people think, but not to make them guess.

3. Don't bring death to facebook. RIP'ing someone on your status grants more disrespect than it does anything else, and again, makes the rest of us feel uncomfortable. Seek sympathy elsewhere.

4. Stop it with the Farmville. It is facebook cocaine.

5. Please don't "heart" things. Unless you are twelve. Otherwise you just look stupid.

6. Do you REALLY have 1,497 friends? Really? Only accept friend requests from people you ACTUALLY care to read about. Not just as a point to add to your popularity list.

Now, I understand I may offend people with this post. But really, I am just trying to give and gain some perspective on the whole thing. So I apologize in advance to those that this post offends, but know that if you are my friend on facebook, we are TRUE friends... cause I'll accept nothing less.


Tiffany Anderson said...

I agree with you. I have thought a couple of times about deleting my account because I get so tired of it.

Kyle and Alli said...

Nice. And not in the least offensive. I would add to this that constant status update complaining and whining should also be on the list of FB pet peeves. And though it is a lot of mindless chatter, I still enjoy it ever so much because of the sense of connection I can get while still being stuck at home!

Andy's Mommy said...

I was debating whether or not to put my grandma's obituary on my facebook wall today. I felt that it could be tacky but then realized that I have a good amount of supportive friends on facebook that would possibly come to the funeral if they knew about it. I wasn't trying to seek sympathy. I'm not saying you've offended me I'm just hoping to clarify that I would never post anything at the expense of a loved one to gain attention. Facebook is tricky, not everything comes across the way you mean it. But that's the internet for ya.... By the way, I still have a Brobee backpack for Jack, I've had it since Dec!!!!

Tasha said...

I am SOOOOOOO offended!

Tasha said...

I am SOOOOOOO offended!

Tasha said...

Man, I didn't mean to post twice....I must be doubly offended.

Lisa Marie Trent said...

On the contrary, Tasha, you aren't on FB enough! :)

Wright Family said...

I totally agree with all of your FB peeves. I also think, don't friend ex-boyfriends should be a FB "rule".