Monday, April 7, 2014

Facebook Frustrations

Do you ever log on to Facebook and think, "why am I still bothering with this place?"  There are so many things that frustrate me about it lately! 

Over all, it's great, especially for someone like me who has long distance friends and family.  So I can keep updated on what's going on, see nieces/nephews as they grow, and just generally stay in touch.  Not to mention all the celebrities and shows that I follow as well, although sometimes I do feel like I follow more of those than friends/family (but that's on me, not facebook.)

Even though it's great for staying in touch there are still several things that irritate me, nearly every time I log in.

1.  Shared accounts.  Why???  Why can you not have your own account?  Why does it have to be this amazing happy little couple bundled up into one account?  You never know who is posting, you never know who to tag, and it's just nauseating in general. Do you really want your boyfriend/fianc√©/husband tagged in your friend's bachelorette pictures and vice versa?  Come on!  Please, grow up, and get a separate account.

2. Over sharing.  Again, why???  I get it!  You got a new job, got engaged, bought a house, or some other momentous occasion.  As your friend/family, I want to congratulate and celebrate you, so please do post things big events.  What I don't want to do is hear that you're making an obscene amount of money, that your ring cost an obscene amount of money, or that you bought a 5 bedroom/3 bath house and will be featured on House Hunters (I actually have a "friend" who did this and has been talking about her episode of HH for 6 months now, I'm quite certain she just wants the attention and didn't really tape an episode.  Either way, you're annoying, just stop!)

3. On the flip side- under sharing.  "I'm so sad" will always result in a bunch of "what's wrong?" comments.  I want to personally come and slap every single one of you who responds with "I don't want to talk about it."  Um, yea, you do!  If you didn't want to talk about it, then you shouldn't have posted in the first place.  Come on, people, stop being so dramatic!

Ok... I'm done ranting!  Hopefully I'm not the only one who is annoyed by these things.  Please, tell me I'm not the only one!


  1. Isn't this whole blog just an exercise in over-sharing?? I mean seriously.

  2. You perfectly captured my major FB pet peeve: joint accounts. I want to know which half of the dynamic duo is actually posting. And sometimes, just sometimes, I only am talking to half of the joined-at-the-hip pair. And pet peeve #2 for me is how just when I get really comfortable navigating FB, they completely change the set up. Aarrgh! - Fawn

    1. I didn't even think about the layout changes! Such a good point!

  3. Not the only one. I have a friend who is a SAHM and likes to post about her kids all the time. Cute things the kids do, sure. Oversharing about potty training and projectile vomiting no thank you. I get that motherhood isn't glamorous but really, not everything needs to be on fb.

  4. I am so right there with you!!!!!! All of these points drive me NUTS especially the under sharing and join accounts!!!