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The 7 Most Annoying Things About Facebook

18 Apr

Just stop. Seriously why is everyone acting like if you have 1,000s of friends on Facebook you are suddenly promoted to God’s gift to mankind? If they are not adding hundreds of new friends daily then they’re updating the world every time they make a move. It’s kind of annoying, and after talking to my friends and other Facebook users about these topics, I’ve realized most people are annoyed as well.

Here are some of the most annoying Facebook practices and tactics:

#1 – Too many friends

I saw the following status on my News Feed the other day…

“Crap, I’m about to hit the 5000 friends limit, I think I’m going to make a separate page since I have over 500 pending requests!!!”

Hmmm, or you can just delete the 4,000 people that you probably have never met and never will, then maybe you won’t sound like such an idiot.

Here is the exception: some people maybe really do need 5,000 “friends” to promote their business or services on Facebook, such as club/event promoters that need to get their information out there.

As for the rest of the Facebook world, I swear some people just acquire Facebook friends for the sport of it, as if they are in a popularity competition. How many people out of their 5,000 friends have they had an actual conversation with or even met them in person? Sure most of us went to high school, and then college and universities and we know/knew a lot of people. But thousands!? I’m not really buying it.

A survey of over 1,600 female Facebook users showed that most people know only a percentage of their Facebook friends and yet, a majority of people are perfectly fine with accepting total strangers on Facebook (50 percent to be exact).

Let me get this straight… It’s OK for random strangers to have access to their pictures, personal info, where they work, who their friends are, etc? Everybody also seems to love the “Check-In” app that is spreading like herpes on Facebook to broadcast everywhere they go. So now its OK for their newly acquired stalkers, err “friends”, to know exactly where they will be each day?! Just checking.

Now, not to say that every random friend request on Facebook is a creep, all I’m saying is people should start being a little more selective of who they let access their personal information. At the very least, it is a good idea to tweak the Privacy Settings to have some control of what information your random friends can access.

#2 – Mundane/annoying status updates… Red Flag – You’re Annoying!

I’m noticing more and more people becoming addicted to cluttering the News Feed with mundane daily routines of their everyday life, while exaggerating what they are doing and how great it really is… Red Flag! I’m willing to bet that in reality their lives are not really as exciting as they want everyone to perceive. Even more annoying are the people that are always trying to one-up their friends and even themselves.

“Celebrating my 26th birthday in 3 cities this year! Spain, Amsterdam, and Las Vegas! Yes!!!”Get over yourself.

“Missing my BMW sooooo much!!!!!”Ah, really?! Or did you just want to remind us you drive a Beemer.

“About to head to Katsuya, then Colony, then we wake up and head to Sunday Social at The Parlor Hollywood!!!“Sweet! Make sure you remember to “Check-In” at all those places too!

Here are a few suspects that always seem to fill up the News Feed…

The proud mommy… No disrespect here, but I disagree with posting TOO many pictures of your new born/youngster on the Internet. I don’t think your kids need to be on the Internet until they are old enough to think and decide for themselves. Imagine if the Internet, or worse, Facebook, was around when we were kids. And OUR parents did us dirty and posted every new haircut, every goofy new outfit and other embarrassing random crap they put us through? We would be finding new annoying pictures of ourselves everyday! Having said that, a few cute pictures here and there are just fine. Just don’t over do it. By all means take the picture, just don’t upload it to Facebook.

The proud girlfriend… Yes, we all know this girl is happy in that perfect relationship and she has the best man ever! Yay! She is so lucky!

There is no need to share every date night, every gift, every little love note, every bouquet of flowers, etc. I always wonder if these girls that share every aspect of their relationship are in fact truly happy? Or are they trying to prove something about their relationship to Facebook viewers? Whatever it may be I don’t need the love fest on my News Feed.

Acceptable: “Out to dinner with John.”
Annoying: “Out to such an AMAZING dinner at Morton’s with the best boyfriend in the world and my two-dozen roses he surprised me with!! Yay!! xoxoxoxoxo”

The (crazy) proud dog owner… Love your dog, feed your dog, enjoy your dog, play with your dog, wash your dog, walk your dog… Don’t be in a relationship on Facebook with your dog! And yes, we all think it’s pretty weird that you talk to it as if it understands you and will one day reply back. I don’t know, maybe someday it will, but in the mean time stop posting pictures of every cute thing you think your dog does. Take a mental pic and lock it away with the other cute crap your dog did that you really didn’t have to post on your Fb.

The complainers…

“Some people don’t know shit about loyalty”Great! Keep that between you and whoever you are having drama with.
“Ugh 405 traffic is soo bad today!” Yes, it’s bad every day. Thanks for the update.

This is just plain annoying and not necessary. Request, accept and update wisely Facebook users! (READ THE REST…)

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16 Responses to “The 7 Most Annoying Things About Facebook”

  1. MissBecky 04/19/2011 at 9:18 AM #

    hahaha…so true! Agree with everything!

  2. JAKE_B 04/19/2011 at 9:29 AM #

    damn, i thought i was the only one that hated the check-in app. good article, thanks!

  3. Ronnie 04/19/2011 at 1:54 PM #

    I’d like to add #8:

    The person who (apparently) has 5,000 friends yet still has to take their own photo at arms length. You’d think with 5k friends at least ONE of them could take a photo for you…

  4. Ronnie 04/19/2011 at 1:58 PM #

    #9 – people who create groups then automatically add all their friends to the group just so that you can get their group crap for free. Whoopee… :/

    #10 – people who ‘tag’ you in photo’s that you’re not even in.

    #11 – people putting genuine photo’s of you on Facebook without asking/telling you it’s there. Inevitably you end up finding out via someone else who’s had a laugh at your pictorial expense.

    I could go on. In fact I could probably do a Top 50 on Farcebook.

  5. Bobby 04/19/2011 at 2:34 PM #

    all 100% true… great post!

  6. Jane85 04/19/2011 at 3:05 PM #

    This was an entertaining read. My friends are all guilty of these!

  7. Brian_XX 04/19/2011 at 3:38 PM #

    Great article! Re-tweeted!

    • Stone 08/03/2011 at 7:23 PM #

      And I thought I was the sensible one. Thanks for setting me striahgt.

  8. Jen 04/20/2011 at 9:38 PM #

    Great post! and soooo true!!!

  9. Bill 05/19/2011 at 9:59 PM #

    Can you do a top 7 things you like about FB?

    • Minor 05/20/2011 at 11:24 AM #

      Good idea! But 7 is a stretch… We MIGHT be able to do a Top 3?

      -M

  10. Drum and Bass 06/29/2011 at 8:26 AM #

    Wow Your site is off the chain

  11. Jocelyn 08/18/2011 at 12:06 AM #

    i absolutely HATE those stupid “What friends am i most compatible with?” things on facebook. Your friend will take a little quiz, and then it will tag like 20 people at once.

    Another thing i hate: When people are flooding my feed with their Farmville news. Red Flag: This person has absolutely no life, and spends all their time indoors harvesting fake crops and taking care of fake animals.

  12. Jewels 09/07/2011 at 12:11 PM #

    I love this! .. Particularly the ‘proud girlfriend’. I JUST wrote an article about. I personally believe it’s all crap. People that feel a need to CONSTANTLY update their status to tell the world how amazing their partner is .. is NOT all that happy. They’re just trying to get everyone to envy the life they WISH they had. I referred to them as ‘POSERS’…

    Enough with the posing people… please (ughh)

  13. Jackie 09/15/2011 at 8:49 PM #

    Hahahahha!! SOOOO TRRRUUUUEEEEEE Ronnie. I love number *8 and number *10. Oh, and I also hate the check in app. It’s plain crazy. Great Article. :)

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