I’m not the most sociable person in the world. Really, I’m not. In fact, I’ve always been the type who likes to observe and laugh inwardly at all of the idiocy I see and hear on a daily basis. Social networking via Internet has become the pinnacle of communication for people all around the world. Through this social bubble, we are able to share our thoughts, photos, videos, notes, and other entries. Facebook is the site where everyone is the star of their own show. However, this site serves as a constant reminder that some people are annoying. Here are a few types of Facebook Friends that I find to be a pain in the side.
The World’s Fastest FB Status Updater: Some people think of posting their status on FB as an afterthought. I generally post around 5 posts a day (or every other day) and just as many comments on other friend’s posts. I definitely make an update when I feel like expressing a strong opinion or have something funny to share. However, there are FB users that make status update every 5-10 minutes of the WHOLE day! Their timeline is a rundown of what they ate, how they dressed, and a multitude of other down-to-the-minute routine activities that can fill pages of the book of ‘who cares?’ one day.
Self-Promoter: I’m gonna leave that one alone because it loosely applies to me, lol. Well, actually I’m a recent promoter of this blog (smile) so I definitely share when a new post is being uploaded. In my defense, every status I make is not related to what I am advertising. I’ve seen some relentless promoters of Facebook, and while I can respect the hustle (being a business major), looking at a timeline flooded with the same advertisement makes me want to scream!
Full Disclosure: Everyone has that one person on Facebook who shares too much information about their personal lives. Topics on bodily functions, relationship woes, and sexual preferences can get a little out of hand at times. Those posts can give a person horrible visuals so please take care before you share.
The Closet Racist, Sexist, and Classist Snob: This isn’t one you would have expected, huh? Well, I’ve come across a few Facebook ‘Friends’ who fiercely express their political views, ideals on women, and disdain for the poor. Frankly, it is disgusting. Some are looking for a debate, but most are simply ignorant and deeply prejudice. If you have a thought-provoking idea to discuss, raise awareness with respect and dignity. Don’t impose your twisted beliefs on others. Thank you in advance!
Smile! It’s a Photo Shoot: Now, I love taking pictures just as much (if not more) as the next person. However, I had to take a step back and realize that posting one million photos is not professional. In December, I deleted 99.7% of all my photos and saved them to my personal desktop. I untagged all photos of myself hanging with others. It just makes for a clean site. There’s nothing wrong with an occasional photo you’d like to share. However, some people are running out of photo galleries. FB Friends get a personal inside on your life by looking at your photos.
High School Reminders: Unless you went to Bayside High School (Saved by the Bell, haha), then it’s rare that you’d want a reunion with your former senior class. For some people, once the last bell rang in high school and you walked across the stage, looking back was a no-no. So, imagine getting dozens of requests from students you attended school with one or two decades ago. One or two might make your friend list, but it’s clear that you’d rather the majority of old classmates stay right where they are looked upon with fondness – in the past. For those of you who enjoy reuniting with old high school chums, this could be a great plus and networking tool.
This list is much more extensive, but since it’s my blog (smile) I thought I’d share the ones that personally annoy the heck out of me. Think about the type of social networker you are as well as others around you. What type of Facebook Friend annoys you the most and why?