I don’t think I’ve linked to a HuffPost article before, but this one hit home:
I’m not a huge Facebook guy, but have been participating more in the last year or so under a fake name. After reading this article, I checked my posts, most are simply photos or links of videos or whathaveyou that are somewhat entertaining. With that as my “update” foundation, I’ve averaged four status updates per month over the last six months. Not a large amount.
From the article:
annoying statuses typically reek of one or more of these five motivations:
1) Image Crafting. The author wants to affect the way people think of her.
2) Narcissism. The author’s thoughts, opinions, and life philosophies matter. The author and the author’s life are interesting in and of themselves.
3) Attention Craving. The author wants attention.
4) Jealousy Inducing. The author wants to make people jealous of him or his life.
5) Loneliness. The author is feeling lonely and wants Facebook to make it better. This is the least heinous of the five — but seeing a lonely person acting lonely on Facebook makes me and everyone else sad. So the person is essentially spreading their sadness, and that’s a shitty thing to do, so it’s on the list.
I”d like to make sure I go on record that people who only update with photos of their kids or about their charity fund raiser may be the worst of all. I don’t have that many “friends” on facebook, but I pull the Unfriend trigger if you fall into something above, or won’t shut up about your fucking kid.
If you have these bad FB posting habits, please stop. A public service announcement from AMD. Carry on.