Read Part 1 here: 14 Annoying Things My Friends Do On Facebook
I decided to write a followup entry to my last Facebook post. The writing style was pitiful–I titled it to be about the annoying things, but ended up writing about the annoying people. It’d be too much work to fix it, so let’s just move on.
Oh, one more thing: it should be noted that I’m using random names in this post. It’d be too confusing to refer to ‘him’ or ‘her’ all the time, especially when there’s more than one male or female. I don’t want my Facebook friend’s lives out in the open when they didn’t give me permission to use their names.
1. Tagging someone in their own status, or tagging anyone else who’s already commented. I’m guilty of it, I’ll admit. I should get into the habit of just stating their names withOUT tagging them–for example, if someone named Karen asks me a question on a thread we’re in, starting my comment with ‘Karen:’ before offering my response is plenty sufficient and there’s no need to tag her.
2. Speaking of which, let’s not forget how annoying it is (to me at least) when someone tags you with your full name. You can backspace and remove everything but the first name from the tag.
3. Tagging someone for the sole purpose of telling the world how bad of a person they are. I don’t care if Suzie’s boyfriend Mike cheated on her with Allison–tagging one/both of them in a status about how much of a jerk Mike is, or how much of a man-stealing slut Allison is is immature.
4. Giving updates on EVERY SINGLE FREAKING SECOND of their life. Usually this happens on Twitter, but I’ve got at least one Facebook friend who will say what she’s doing every five minutes–including when she’s getting off for the night (and if she decides she can’t sleep).
5. Posting constantly. Last week, I was trying to show my mom a status one of my Facebook friends posted from a few days before. It took me at least a minute or two just to get down to that day–if you’re looking through my statuses (and I’m usually pretty active), you might be able to get through a week or two in that amount of time. Maybe further, if Facebook doesn’t stop you by skipping to only highlights.
6. Making vague statuses. Look, I get that there are some things you can’t talk about for whatever reason. But I get really sick of posts that say ‘I wish you’d come back to me…’ or ‘If only you knew…’. Then there’s the unspoken prayer requests. I have one friend in particular who does this and it’s getting boring.
7. Being overly paranoid. I don’t think the Illuminati is going to attack me because I don’t believe in them. I think at this point the only reason nobody’s put that to rest is that it’s funny to some people to see how freaked out people get over it.
8. Not using punctuation. I hate, hate, HATE it when people write their questions without a question mark at the end. This applies to everything-commas, periods, exclamation marks, etc. Which brings me to…
9. Writing badly in general. It makes you look ignorant when you can barely form a sentence and when you do it’s either in text speak or all caps. I feel like I’m being yelled at when someone writes to me in all caps, intentionally or not. And I don’t care how smart you are in real life, if you can’t make sense online, I can’t take you seriously.
10. Being a know-it-all. I’ve done this before. I don’t mean to, but it happens. I get that. But when it’s constant–and you know it annoys people–just stop. I did.
11. Advertising that they’re doing something they shouldn’t. Posting photos of your (underage) self at a bar, or statuses asking where you can buy some weed is a bad idea. Being online doesn’t mean you’re untouchable by the law.
12. Causing drama, no matter how. Yes, I get that sometimes you need to vent a little. But going out of your way to start something is another issue altogether. If you have a constant need to vent about everything, you might wanna consider therapy. Posting a status about a person (even if you don’t mention their name) is also annoying. If you’re going to do that, at least don’t make it obvious.
13. Making vague status updates. You know the type–unspoken prayer requests or posting something like ‘I just can’t take it anymore.’ Hey, guess what? YOU DON’T HAVE TO BEG FOR ATTENTION. Just PM someone about it. They can shower you in attention and you don’t run the risk of getting picked on in the comments section.
14. Cyberstalking. OK, OK, I know. Everyone does it. I do it. Mostly to new friends and someone who wrote something I’m trying to find again. However, when I do it, I don’t like and/or comment on photos from several years back. It makes you look kinda creepy.