Saturday, April 7, 2012

10 things that are annoying on facebook

This post is co-written with my sister Kerrin. We had lots of giggles when discussing our Facebook irritations.
1. Vague status or vague booking. This is when people do a status update like "Why me","I am about to punch someone" or "Now it smells worse than ever". We have divided this into two categories:
  The Unresolved drama eg: "I can't believe it's come to this" and despite many concerned comments they don't return to ease peoples worries or explain the original status.
  The Extended drama eg: "I can't believe it's come to this" and then after many concerned comments they respond along the lines of "Just more of the same drama" "I'm over it" or "I can't get into it but I'll PM you". So the whole drama remains up in air. Also, this whole PM is annoying as well. We are your 'friends' too.

2. Frienemies or enemines as 'friends'. Why on earth would you have people as Facebook friends when you can't stand them in real life? Maybe it's time to clean out your 'friend' list. Is this just to keep an eye on them? Stalking maybe? We are not judging stalking, we think it can be quite therapeutic as long as you're not in denial or keeping them to use for not-so-subtle-sniper attacks, see below.

3. Not-so-subtle-Sniper. These always make us giggle. If we can see through them, then most other people can too. It's obviously aimed at someone in your 'friend' list else what's the point. Is it a aimed at friend, frienemy or a some other category? There are more grown up ways of dealing with issues.
eg: "You really have to wonder why some people bitch about someone and then go out to coffee with them. I hope you enjoyed your Gloria Jeans latte this morning"

4. El despresso. We all have ups and downs but the el depresso only has downs and keeps us informed regularly. Even if it's good news, they still manage to find the negatives. It really is a special talent.
eg: friend status : I have really been looking forward to the girl's dinner this weekend.
el depresso : Mmmm, I have a UTI, I am having a fat day and I can't find a lift :( But hey, I hope you have a great night.

5. Lovey dovey. You married him, we get that you love him, you think he is the sexiest man alive, you are the luckiest girl in the world etc etc, but you don't have to try to convince us of your love daily. Maybe we are grumpy, jaded ladies but you could save it for when he gets home and tell him in person. I am sure he would love to hear it.

6. Duck face/drunk photos. They speak for themselves. These are posed and not real, we look awesome but some people do not.
7. Mr/Mrs Popularity - 4000 friends doesn't make you popular. We get you are tight with all of them and you only only have people that are genuine friends. Suuureee.

8. 2 kool 4 skool. Bad grammar or text speak. Wot is text speak? I had 2 ask, lucky our ppl has da ear 2 da ground n shared wif me. U grrlls n boiz can chek dis out @ urbandictionary.com

9. Big noter. You know this person, they check in, give updates, name dropping and brag about everything. We are happy you live an exciting, eventful and blessed existence but we suspect a little exaggeration is at play. If not, can we have your life?

10. On/Off Relationship status. If you have an unstable or passionate relationship, maybe just stay away from the relationship button on facebook. Seriously, it doesn't look good going from "It's complicated", "Engaged", "Single" to "It's complicated" in one day. On the same note, on the "single" part of this journey try not to bitch about your ex, because you'll look a little silly when you are back to being "in a relationship" later in the day.


PS: These were all done in fun, but feel free to share your own Facebook annoyances with us, even if it is about people that write bitchy blog posts about Facebook and then share them on Facebook.

32 comments:

  1. It drives me batty when people post game crap on my wall. One look at my wall will tell you that I have no game stuff posted at all, why do you think I would appreciate someone else doing it?
    Likewise all those soppy pics. Poems posted on a soft focus picture. GAG!
    I think I'm just grumpy cause I agree with all the ones you guys thought of and then some!

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  2. Hi Gladys, Nice to hear from you. Those are excellent ones. How did we miss them? They truly are the worst. I hate soppy poems and pictures. I am a game player but no interest in sharing my top score. We can be grump together. Have a great Easter. Rachel x

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  3. Very very funny! Because they're completely true. The fishing for compliments, sympathy, vague status updates drive me to the brink of insanity. Just come out and say it people or put your typing fingers away!! :)

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  4. Hello Oopsieumma, Fishing for compliments, I HATE that one. I wonder what my sister and I were thinking when we missed a great one like that. Probably too busy playing with the camera. Thanks for reading and comments. Rachel x

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  5. Facebook friends that think it's appropriate to put their sympathies/condolences on your wall when you've lost someone. Yuck!

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  6. Hi Mac, That is terrible, I can't believe anyone would think that's appropriate. Such poor manners. R xx

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  7. Love the list!!! Oh i have a few too ... I can't stand people writing on a persons wall, 'spilling the beans' so to speak before that person has had a chance to post the good news themselves ... ie Congratulations on the birth of ..... Or Congratulations on your engagement!

    Also don't like seeing pics of weddings before the bride or groom have had a chance to post some pics first, or posted without permission from bride or groom

    Pics of my kids on fb without my permission is also something that ticks me off. I don't mind people taking pics of my kids at a party / play date etc, but I don't like seeing their face plastered on fb

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  8. Congrats on narrowing it down to 10!

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  9. Hi Suzy V, Spilling the beans is a bad one. I agree about photos of your kids, especially if people know you prefer them not to be shown. Thanks for commenting. Rachel x

    Hello Belinda, We could have kept going way past 10 because we were having so much fun. But, you do have to stop somewhere. :) R x

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  10. Oh so true. Especially the el depresso, and the bragger, and... well, I think I know one of each of them!!!

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  11. Tee hee hee love the pics of you and your sis ...

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  12. Great list, and all so, so true.
    I think I most hate the drama updates with a "I'll PM you". Um, whatever. CU L8r (My feeble attenpt at text speak).

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  13. I DON'T WANNA PLAY YOUR STUPID GAME! STOP INVITING ME!

    Gosh, I feel so much better!

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  15. LMAO. I cant stand that horrible spelling-like-shit stuff. Takes me 5 hours to decipher what they're trying to say!

    I read this through FYBF!

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  16. This post literally made me laugh so hard I have tears. They're happy tears by the way... not El Depresso tears... :)

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  17. LOL!! Hit the nail on the head there, love it!

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  18. Truer Facebook words were never spoken...particularly the vague comment ones...GAH!

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  19. Awesome post ladies !
    Following you from FYBF :)

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  20. I think you nailed them all. :)

    This is why I do a ruthless facebook cull every few months. I check 'friendship' and if we haven't interacted in the past month, it's Goodbye. Some get added back, some don't notice. I don't mind keeping my friends list small. :)

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  21. A-freaking-men!!! My #1 pet hate are the passive aggressive status-ers. Get therapy, please!!!

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  22. Thanks For Sharing your wonderful post with us about Annoying Facebook habits. I am sharing my Annoyed Facebook Status updates with you guys really hope you guys really likes it. because we update our statuses on daily basis and you get the fresh Statuses from 123status.

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  23. haha so good! I have been a victim of the not-so-subtle facebook status before.. by my own sister. it is awful.

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  24. Facebook is pretty annoying sometimes lol. You guys ever hear of Formvote? It's this new social network, pretty cool. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTXst44fqJU

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  25. Hahaha, this is the best post ever!

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  26. Another one is the 'Share it first' we have a friend who has shared baby names, engagements and all sorts of other important news before the actual people concerned have had the chance.. Urrrgh.

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    1. Hi Blue Blue, I agree they are so annoying. I have actually written about that in the part 2. I have called them the 'Bean Spiller'

      http://www.redcliffestyle.com/2012/06/10-more-things-that-are-annoying-about.html

      Thanks for reading and commenting. Rachel x

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  27. Lol love this. My sil is all of the above but not the last one. I don't have her as a friend on fb but will go on over every month or so to stalk her lol.

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  28. Ha ha. Just found this post as a result of your Top Posts for 2012 post. Love it. I have seen everyone of these transgressions. And of course I do none of those things. Lol

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