Let’s face it….Facebook is no longer the amazing social experience that it was years ago. Besides all of the sponsor ads and other money-fueled marketing filling our feeds, there seems to have been an influx of annoying posts. If your newsfeed is anything like mine, it is filled with bitching, whining depression-fueled commentary from so-called “friends.”
(Note: if you don’t have any friends that make these sort of posts, then you are, in fact, the friend making these posts. Just saying.)
Let’s take a look at some of the common offenders:
1. The constantly-crying-poor friend. This person makes daily posts about how he has fallen on hard times financially . He is always asking if anyone knows of any part-time job opportunities. He is also the one asking for handouts (ex. “Does anyone have a king-sized bed that they are no longer using? Looking to buy one for very cheap, or preferably free.”) This is also the friend who posts about his upcoming Disney vacation and how he can’t wait until the iPhone 7 comes out.
2. The acronym-using friend. This person makes sure to include a LOL or WTF in every post. He has an acronym for every mood and emotion and probably hasn’t spelled out a word in years.
3. The to-do list friend. This friend likes to give the appearance that she is extremely busy. She will post about the mounds of laundry she has to do, the meals she needs to plan and prepare, the chores she has assigned to herself, the multiple errands she must run, and, in some instances, the amount of trips to the bathroom that she makes throughout the day. Luckily for all of us, she is able to take time out of her hectic schedule to post on Facebook several times an hour.
4. The hash-tag-abusing-friend. #incaseyourewonderingwhyhashtagabuseissoannoyingattempttoreadthissentenceandyoullwhy
5. The Superman/Superwoman friend. (This friend is almost always guilty of being a to-do-list friend as well, but takes it up a notch.) This Super friend makes sure to post several times throughout the day to pat herself on the back for all that she has accomplished. And she makes the most menial accomplishments seem as if they would be unachievable for us common folks. (ex. “Who deserves the Employee of the Year Award?!? This girl! I just managed to fix the paper jam in the copy machine. I rock!!”)
6. The chronic-dog-picture-posting friend. Oh wait….never mind. That’s me.