(Closed) Facebook status updates

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
Member
636 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think pictures and cute stories are great, but the kind of over-sharing you are talking about is very annoying.  I just ignore them or shake my head wondering why this person thinks anyone would ever want to hear that stuff.  Also, I know a baby can’t be embarrassed, but to me it is a respect issue too.  I would never post something gross or embarrassing about my husband so I wouldn’t do it about my child either.

Post # 4
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1995 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I too think the too much over sharing is creepy but to each their own.

Post # 5
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1893 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Ah, sounds like your friend has fallen victim to the “I am the only woman in the world who has ever given birth and thus everyone MUST be riveted by every miniscule piece of information I have to offer” syndrome.

Yeah, it’s annoying as hell.  I tend to block people when I find myself rolling my eyes with each status update.  Or you could comment on each one with something your cat did, if you want to be a jerk like me. 😀

Post # 6
Member
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

You need to check out the blog STFU Parents.  

Post # 7
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3788 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

That’s the kind of stuff that ends up on Lamebook…

Post # 8
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929 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Believe it or not, I have a “friend” (quotes used to denote the fact that she’s a girl I went to University with, whom i haven’t spoken to since, and who i’m facebook friends with) who has 4 or 5 albums on facebook devoted to HER BABY’S POO.  Thats right – she keeps a camera by the changing table and photographs EVERYTHING.  When something is particularily disgusting or impressive, she adds it to the poo albums.  They are titled “Runny”, “Solid”, “Visible food”, etc.  Its absolutely revolting and i’ve removed her updates from my news feed cause its so confronting to have these pics come up on my screen!

The worst part is that people comment with things like “keep em coming!” and “amazing!”.  What’s wrong with people??

Post # 10
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929 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@mandb122: I question whether even close family and friends want to know things in that degree of detail!!

Post # 12
Member
381 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Oh wow @Scarletbegonia that is over the top disgusting. I’m not one to block people, but someone who did that would get the immediate un-friending.

To the OP, I hit the “hide” button often enough, you can always un-hide(?) them later if you don’t want to unfriend her. It’s so unnecessary to share that much info on facebook. 

Post # 13
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348 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think a LOT of people over share on facebook, parents and non-parents alike. If I were you, I would hide her status updates. I think sometimes people forget that the little things going on in their life are not exactly riveting, and most people don’t care to hear about them. That’s something I always tried to remind myself during wedding planning too. Just because I was excited about little details didn’t mean that others were. As a result, I rarely posted anything wedding related on facebook. 

Post # 14
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5823 posts
Bee Keeper

Um…my baby has “blow outs” a lot.  It’s actually a pretty common occurrence.  And I found myself reading this thinking “Maybe someone could give her advice about it…”

But then I realized that while MB may have blow outs, I have never posted that on Facebook.  Ever.  When I need mommy help, I either ask on the Babies board here or I call my mom.  Or I FB PM my SILs.  But I don’t post about it on FB and hope that random childless people on my friends list who have no interest in baby poop can help me.

All that to say…I totally get what you’re saying.

Post # 15
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1872 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

See, new parents will have 30 minute conversations about the baby’s poop. I get it. Poop is important. The baby can’t speak and can’t tell you if there is anything wrong with their systems and the poop is sometimes the only indicator that something is wrong. And they will have these conversations OVER DINNER. 

Eventually, they are so desensitized they have no concept that their baby’s poop is of no interest to anyone else on earth. I get that too–but it doesn’t stop me from throwing up my hand in their face if they do it in person and it wouldn’t stop me from either hiding or unfriending them on FB. Or even writing something like, “You know, some people like to eat and cruise FB at the same time…Maybe you want to wait a few years until she wins the Nobel or some other real accomplishment before you tweet.” But I get snarky like that. 

Oh and ATP2011–STFU Parents is my new favorite blog. 

Post # 16
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9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

as far as i am concerned people have just taken the whole facebook thing too far…  i personally dont care to know every little detail of your life and ur babies life too..

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