Post # 44
OK, this is going to sound snarky but I swear I don’t mean it to be…but, what exactly *should* people post on FB? Don’t get me wrong: I seriously think people overshare nowadays, online and in real life. But threads like these make me chuckle and at the same time they make me think that there’s really no way to win. Not matter what I post, it’s going to irritate someone! 🙂
Of course, I totally understand the frustration with the kinds of obnoxious and inappropriate stuff that some of y’all have mentioned!
Post # 45
What??? are you saying I have FB friends that are annoyed by my current status regarding a freezer full of spoilled meat? say it isn’t so”???
Post # 46
Right? Heh heh. Granted, I actually had some people telling me, when DH and I first became an official couple last year, that my happy posts were annoying. I kept getting the, “just wait until you’ve been married for a while, then you won’t be so romantic” line. *shrugging* I’m happy! I’d rather irritate people by being upbeat than by being a sourpuss all the time.
Post # 47
My general rule of thumb is usually this: If I were having lunch with that person, would I find that interesting/appropriate conversation?
For instance. Acceptable: I’m spending the weekend in New York City! I really want to take some pictures of the Empire State building.
Unacceptable: Oh man, just ate an amazing sandwich. Here’s some pictures of it. Notice how I switched to macro mode to really capture the texture of the pickles.
I wouldn’t want to have lunch with someone who talked about nothing but how awesome their relationship is, nor would I want to have lunch with someone who complained about it non stop. Balance is the key!
Post # 48
Haha I have a friend who constantly posts food pics but since he is an amazing cook and loves to cook for his friends it doesn’t bother me although I’ve had friends on diets block his posts.
Post # 49
tarheel we’re basically talking about the ones who put everyone on constant notice of their current activity.
“at the gym!”
“heading for dinner”
“damn traffic sucks”
“so tired from the gym, time for bed”
OMG I CARE ABOUT YOUR LIFE.
i like to post an occasional witty rant (i’d like to think they are witty and usually i get some funny and numerous responses) or a review of a movie or show i went to. that’s about it for me. i post a status like once every 2 weeks i’d say. i don’t get the need for daily thoughts and statuses of what you’re doing and where you’re going at all. and they’re at work too, it’s like dont u have work to do? i dont even look at my facebook all day until i get home.
Post # 50
LOL I love everyone’s rules and “friend” stories.
Sometimes I over post when I’m angsty, but I honestly try to keep it to a minimum.
I never post about $$.
I tried not to post about the wedding–though the week before I was a disaster and people kept asking about directions/dress code, so I let it go that week.
I hope I don’t post much when we get pregnant–but I will post a few baby pics because my grandma would be just tickled that she could go to her friends house and show them the baby on fb. LOL. My grandma is just TOO cute. A lot of the pics that go on fb go there for her.
I don’t swear on fb (and in real life I have a major potty mouth).
NO SEX ON FB. Eww eww ewwwwww!
Post # 51
I just literally chuckled to myself at your sandwich/pickles comment. Hilarious, and so true.
It’s really annoying when people post pictures of food, mostly because they capture EVERY meal.. uhm, why? I don’t care what you’re eating through out the day!
Post # 52
A guy on my FB just posted “birth photos” (pics of his gf in labour looking not-so-fab, pics of her stomach cut open during the C-section, pics of her boobs while she’s trying to get the baby to latch on…etc.) =TMI PEOPLE!!!
Another girl does the millions of wedding planning updates. It drives me absolutely nuts. I’m sorry, I don’t care if you went cake tasting for the third time. And they go like this “I’m going to be Mrs. _______ in 94 days! OMG I love my hubby to be xoxoxoxox I have the best life ever!”
The next day, “I’m going to be Mrs. ________ in 93 days!”… and so on.
Sorry for being a biatch, it feels good to vent about them! 😛
Post # 53
Id rather food photos over babies first .. shit, sleep, bath, spit up, fart, swim smile, burp…etc.et etc.. any day!
Post # 54
@UpstateCait: I haven’t actually blocked anyone yet because as annoyed as I am with people’s posts, some of them are very amusing. They actually make me laugh because of how ridiculous they are. I had one friend who posted when her mucus plug came out and how many centimeters dialated and effaced she was. How is that appropriate to share on FB? And yes there are those who post every single emotion and activity they do throughout the day. It shows how vain our society is. Most people just don’t freakin’ care that much. I only post status updates if it’s something important or worth sharing. Like finishing a degree, job promotion or something like that.
Post # 55
Very true, that would be way more extreme! Luckily, I don’t really have alot of Mommies who share those ‘moments’ on fb as friends. lol So I guess I can’t really complain about the foodies!
Post # 56
lol, glad I wasn’t the only one who laughed at this…. All I could think of was the less than popular singular “brown eye”.
Post # 57
Omg, I have a lot this on FB. When one of my cousins was pregnant she posted about EVERY little thing, including the loss of her mucous plug -_- A high school friend decided to get married to a military man right after graduating. Now, he’s deployed and she’s home with a baby. Every two seconds, she posts pictures of her son in the same poses, wearing the same outfits. Her husband came home for two weeks and he left out at about 2PM last Wednesday to go back to Afghanistan. At 4PM that day, the friend wrote, “C just got his first tooth. one of many firsts daddy is going to miss.” Umm, first of all, teeth don’t just sprout up out of nowhere in a two hour period of time. He had to have been getting that tooth when his daddy was still home. This friend just wallows in misery and self-pity all. the. time. Don’t get me wrong, I am beyond grateful for military members and their families’ sacrifices, but when you marry someone in that line of work,, you need to be fully prepared for many lonely nights/days and raising kids alone.
The relationship changers are a whole different level of annoying. A grown woman that I am friends with changes her relationship status every time she and her boyfriend disagree even slightly. She’s very sensitive, so if he says something to upset her, she goes back to being single on FB. Then, when he makes up for it, she goes back to in a relationship. She writes all about their problems on FB for the world to see. I hate when people do that. You should never go online and talk about the fight you and your SO had.
I try not to let the constant baby pics annoy me, I just hide updates from those people or overlook the photos. But, I have a friend who seems to live on FB and mostly only posts political stuff. For the most part, I agree with him on politics, but it gets really annoying to see seventy or eighty anti-Obama posts per day! At this point, he’s clearly not gonna be impeached, so let it go! I don’t hide his updates because he also posts some interesting/funny stuff too. But, he’s been deleted by a lot of people.
Post # 58
Do we have the same friend? Mine has a Hubby that cheats on her (she knows it) and one minuet she’s pissed, the next he’s still “the best hubby ever…” Yeah. Maybe if he stayed true to his vows and helped you take care of your kids.
My “friend” posted that her son broke his arm…and they “Think” it’s because he jumped off the bed. How do you not effing know what your kid was doing?! Same couple that does beer pong ever Sat with their drunk friends aster they put kids to bed. = (
I die…I can’t believe they picked beer!
Again…wow. Some people’s kids. I can’t believe it! Not that I don’t see it all the time, but seriously. The baby should be the priority!