July 19, 2013

5 Things You Should Stop Doing On Facebook


5. Stop liking your own posts. The "like" function is a great way to show you appreciate something someone else posted without having to make the monumental effort of commenting "I liked this." But by posting something yourself, you're already indicating you "like" it. (Unless you're posting it so that you and your friends can hate it together, in which case you should indicate that hatred by commenting "Look at this bullshit.") Do you think you are getting the ball rolling on "likes" by liking it yourself? That you're indicating to friends that this is a "like"-safe space? Well, you're not. Shame on you and your beach-ready body.

4. Stop communicating with your spouse on Facebook. Have you no conscience? Unless you and your spouse live on opposite sides of the planet—no, even then. Even if you do, you have no excuse to share things on Facebook with the person you're married to. You should be wishing them a "happy anniversary" privately, instead of using your special day as an excuse to let all your single friends know how much happier you are than them. If you feel suddenly overwhelmed by the need to tell your spouse just how lucky you are to have them in your life, consider whispering this information in their ear instead of co-opting their wall. Open up a damn email and send your spouse a private link to whatever video of an otter playing with a rock is unmissable today. Then post the same video on Facebook if you must. Just don't mix the two.

3. Stop thanking everyone as a group for telling you "happy birthday" on Facebook. Thanking everyone at once for their birthday wishes only perpetuates the tradition of half-assed birthday greetings. You're basically saying "I care as much about you writing 'happy birthday' on my wall as you care that my birthday was filled with surprises." Break the cycle. Only thank those people who sent you a thoughtfully selected Someecard. Ignore those who mindlessly scrawl "happy birthday!" on everyone's wall, even if you met on a summer program six years ago and haven't spoken since.

2. Stop sharing links to articles or videos with only the word "This." See #5 for an explanation of how "liking" works. Saying "this" offers exactly zero additional information. The very act of sharing a link on Facebook is the e-equivalent of saying "this." Your "this" is both redundant and, inevitably, a disappointment, as the stupid shit you're sharing almost never merits your enthusiasm for it. Remember: your friends want to be put off by your opinions—not those of some blogger.

1. Stop using an announcement that you will no longer be political on facebook as an excuse to share your political opinions. Seriously, just stop.


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20 comments:

  1. And what a person posts on their own wall and how they post it whether they tag someone or like their own post is really their choice. You know why? Because its THEIR Facebook account, THEIR Facebook wall, and THEIR choice. If someone don't like how another posts or tags there is this little feature called show in news feed option, un-check it if you don't wanna see their posts, or the delete option. There ya go problem solved!!

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    2. THIS!!! ;-)

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  2. Is there anything at all that doesn't actually bother the author of this list? I tink it's the author who made this list the annoying one that needs to stop nosing into people's FB pages and judging/criticizing them for the stuff they post. Get a life, kitchen bug you.

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    1. Gia, This is a humorous FB page. Stop being so serious. It was meant to be funny. Lighten up or stay off the page because you obviously have a stick up your ass & NO sense of humor. LOL

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  3. I agree with Alicia

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  4. This coming from a page run by people who are ever so fond of saying "If you don't like what we post, unlike us!" ;) I find that amusing!

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  5. Yeaaahhhh, Right?!!!

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  6. Shut. The Fuck. Up. Asshole.

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  7. When I post to my wife that I love her or Happy Anniversary it's not to rub it in people's faces, it's because I want the whole world to know how much I love, honor, and respect the women that chose to spend the rest of her days with a poor fool like me.

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    1. "Women"? As in more than one?

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  8. Really people? Wasn't this just suppose to be humorous? Wow, talk about reading into things WAAAYYY too much. I thought it was funny. Have a little humor in yourself. Hell I think I've done a couple of these once or twice. I'm not taking it personally...sheesh people lighten up.

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  9. If this bothers you: 6. Don't take anything coming from FB too seriously (this page included)

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  10. I saw a picture of a dog licking his but and next to it it said this is what you are doing when you LIKE your own post,, I agree,, also who care about the rest its just for Humor. I HATE when people "Like " tragedys EX: 30 killed in mass shooting and below it is 23 people like this.

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  11. you forgot when they put a post up and say share this if you care "I don't"

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  12. the most annoying thing on farcebook is the suggested pages

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  13. Going there on "this" but not #hashtags. pffft.. no.

    This!

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  14. Please add:

    Posting a picture of a very ordinary dinner, followed by "Yum!"
    Unless you are coming over to my house to cook it for me too, I could care less about what you are eating for dinner.

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