There are some things in life that are pretty amazing, right? Facebook for me has to be one of them. It has bought me back in touch with both family and friends, and I am so grateful for that. It has gained me new friends, who I now consider close friends and the groups on Facebook are a wealth of information and opportunities for any blogger.
However there is a downside to Facebook.
I have people on my Facebook who I wouldn’t necessarily consider friends, I have people on there who annoy the hell out of me and frustrate me. I kinda wish I could stick to my own little niche, and block out anyone who doesn’t fall into that. I have found there are several types of people on Facebook and the following list is by no means exhaustive!
The ‘my life is perfect’ type
We all have that one (or more) person on our Fb, who has the perfect life right? They constantly post perfect photos, and constantly tell everyone how amazing their life is. WRONG! They spent the last hour making their kids pose for those perfect photos, just so everyone knows just how happy they are. The kids are now tired and bored and spend the rest of the day tantruming, but they aren’t going to tell you that. Instead they will tell you what an amazing time they are having. Incidentally, anyone who has to tell you what an amazing time they are having, usually isn’t! Do you have time to update Fb when you are having fun? No, me neither.
The attention seeker
Has to post a status update at least once a day, which leads to comments such as ‘whats wrong’ or ‘no, you are amazing’. No one ever finds out whats wrong, but I would imagine it has something to do with boredom or wallowing in self pity.
The person who is nasty about someone they don’t even know
They’ve seen someone or something, and instead of saying something there and then, they bitch about it on Fb, it could be anything, from someone’s driving, to what someone was wearing. The person in question will NEVER read their Fb, and even if they did, they would have no idea it was about them – totally and utterly pointless! If you don’t have anything nice to say – shut up!!!
The people who take life way too seriously
Don’t you dare crack a joke while this person is around, they will not like, not one little bit! It doesn’t have to offend them, but it could have the potential to offend someone else, who probably isn’t in the least bit offended, but you never know, right?
You know everything about them, their family, their day to day routine, when they last had a poo, when their child last had a poo, when their dog last had a poo zzzzzzzz……
How do you feel about Facebook? Do you love it or loathe it?