Post # 1
This is NWR. It’s a bit of a vent. I do not understand the whole “let’s go post a quote that passive agressively targets someone on my facebook friends list”lol I’ve noticed an increasing number of facebook friends who do this. Then a few minutes later they’ll post “Some people just can’t stand it when you’re happy with your life” Why? What is the point? Just talk to people if you’re pissed off. If you need to be that elusive and passive agressive in a facebook status, maybe facebook isn’t the place to post it.
Yesterday there was this explosive conflict on my newsfeed where this one girl said she didn’t think the Donald Stelring comments were racist then on top of it tagged her black friend and asked what she thought. Well shocker! The friend disagreed and conflict ensued. I could not believe what my facebook “friend” (who I’m very close to deleting even though we were friends in HS) was saying about it being more about ego than racism. I wanted so badly to jump in and tear a strip off of her but held back because it was not my fight. Anyway. Then today this girl follows yesterday’s post up with a quote by “anonymous” – I’m convinced some people just go make a template with a quote that suits what they’re passive agressively trying to say – and it says something like “Some people are just angry and always seeking conflict. Walk away. Their conflict is with themselves, not you” . Wow. Just wow. I do not understand lol If people were just more direct in a respectful way the world’s conflicts would be chopped in half.
Do you all have lots of facebook friends who do this? Tell me about it
Post # 2
No, but I do have friends who post crap like “sad day :(” and then of course everyone is all “OMG, what happened?!” and then it’s “Don’t want to talk about it”.
….then why did you bring it up?!
Post # 3
Everyone has that friend (/group of friends…) who takes Facebook way too seriously, or makes everything into an argument, or mistakes the Internet for his/her own personal soapbox.
Sometimes, when I see a completely ignorant post about anti-vaccination, or aggressive in-your-face patriotism, or misogyny, or whatever the unsavory flavor of the week happens to be, I WANT to jump in and call the poster out, but then I remember that I don’t want to be That Person who starts fights on Facebook.
So I preach to the choir (my FI) for a few minutes and move on.
Post # 4
Songstress_7: because they are cowards and can’t confront with each other in real life
Post # 5
sara_tiara: LOL Yes! or simply “fml…” followed by “can’t talk about it”
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Post # 7
Ugh this is one of the worst FB offenses ever. I wish I had the guts to call people out on it. I’m not a violent person but the image of slapping the person silly often comes to mind when I see these posts.
Post # 9
I’ve started calling people out when they do crap like this. <br /><br />”Aw, I love when you post vague facebook statuses so everyone will ask about it. So fun!”
Post # 10
Because they want to push your buttons, and it works!
Post # 11
julies1949: hahah yeah I guess it even works when not directly involved or I wouldn’t be venting about it on a message board lol
Post # 12
Songstress_7: There is so much of this anymore. To me it indicates a certain level of emotional immaturity and poor communciation skills AT BEST. At worst, it’s a pathetic, calculated attention getting ploy. I think many people were not given enough attention in their formative years and they seek it badly as an adult to overcompensate for the lack. Just my 2 cents.
Post # 13
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I’m friends with my cousin’s (ex?) gf. This girl is a trainwreck. I want to unfriend her so bad, but at the same time I just can’t look away. The other day she multiple selfies with a black eye saying, “Smiling thru the pain!” And of course everyone was like, OMG what happened!? And she’s like “I don’t want to put that out in the public, PM me!” Ok? So it’s cool that everyone can see you have a black eye and make all the assumptions that they want then?
On top of that, she’s constantly trying to fight people. Literally. She’ll post statuses like “rachet ass hoes better mind their GD business” — to which said “rachet hoe” will respond — to which she will post a time and place she would like to meet to fight. Like really?! This girl is 25 years old with TWO kids that have been taken by CPS. COME ON. I just have to laugh because most of my friends are married, have higher degrees, and all their posts are of them baking or of their babies… her on the other hand it’s always drama and quotes like (the most recent) “I think I’m afraid to be happy, because whenever I get too happy something bad always happens.” Then pics of her hanging out with her kids at Burger King, because she’s only allowed to get them w/ supervised visits. That’s the ONLY place she takes them. Mom of the year here people.
Post # 14
I think some people just like to fight. I’ve seen all sorts of personal fights on Facebook and I always find it weird. Why would you want everyone to see that?! It’s so awkward to read.
Post # 15
I have A 3 strikes rule. If you post 3 ob noxious messages on fb like that you are deleted lol. i can’t stand passive aggressive or cryptic statuses (eg ugh can’t believe it! Then everyone asks what happened and they never comment back or respond with ill PM you!)
all in all, Facebook is dumb and has created an obnoxious culture of egocentric over sharers.