So I’m going to take a moment to lash out about my personal Facebook account.
Yes, I’m annoyed that not all of the people who like my page get to see my posts and yada, yada, yada. But that’s another topic for another post.
This is a purely personal rant about the actual Facebook wall I have tried to suffer through filled with posts from my own family and friends. These are people who I LOVE in real life, and have to resist the urge to virtually punch in cyber space.
I’m sure you can relate to a few of these annoyances. Also, if you are one of these people who do one of the following, please don’t be offended. Clearly, there are enough of you out there who do these things, so you can all be Facebook friends with each other and have a good time.
1. Posting picture after picture of a HILARIOUS dog and/or cat with a funny caption every 10 seconds. These aren’t even your pictures. Seriously? Create a board on Pinterest, share the board on Facebook ONCE, then everyone who is interested can go check it out. As is you are just cluttering up my wall and I have to unsubscribe from you.
Even though Fluffy is pretty adorable in that 57th picture you posted within the last hour. Resist.
2. Posting hoax statuses. (E.g. if you post this legal jargon your Facebook profile is protected! or: Starbucks hates the military!) *sigh*
Do you know how fast the interest is? Did you know that you can press CTRL+T and open up a new tab in less than a second? You can then do a Google search on that new tab, taking less than 30 seconds, and find out if that shyte is real or not BEFORE you re-post! Pretty cool huh? Now try it!
What’s even worse is I’ll post the Snopes link (or whatever other proof) as a comment underneath these posts, and the original posters doesn’t remove the post, OR admit that he or she is wrong. Just keep spreading the rumors people! Sorry I even tried!!!! (<-exclamation points for emphasis!!!)
3. Shameless white people problems. You know what I’m talking about.
“OMG! I hate my iPhone! The stupid battery dies too soon. My parents better get me a new one for my birthday! FML!”
Seriously?! SERIOUSLY!?!?! First of all: you’re alive and healthy. Second of all, you have PARENTS and they are the kind of parents who buy you expensive gadgets like COMPUTERIZED phones just because you were BORN? You’re an upper-middle class white male/female, who lives in a comfortable home with a great, supportive family and you think that your life needs to be *effed* because your phone battery won’t last longer than 12 hours so you can keep playing angry birds????
Stop it. Just stop it. We all need the occasional first-world rant once in awhile, but when you are constantly complaining about your non-problems I get depressed about the planet I am living on. Some people have cancer. Some people are fighting for their lives. Just think about that when wording your posts. I’m not saying you can’t complain about your favorite sitcom getting canceled, just complain about it in such a way that doesn’t make you look like a self-centered douche bag.
Try: “Aww, man. I’m sad that Alcatraz got canceled!”
Not: “Retarded network! They canceled Alcatraz! I might as well kill myself now.”
4. Attention craving posts. Don’t you just hate is when someone posts “I’m so sad right now” so someone kind and caring responds with “What’s the matter? Everything okay? Anything I can do to help?”
You know what’s coming, that awful reply: “I don’t wanna talk about it.”
THEN DON’T POST IT ON FACEBOOK TO BEGIN WITH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Head >>>>>>> Desk.
I give up.
What are YOUR Facebook pet peeves?