I love Facebook. The lessons are endless. It is a great place to learn about those people I may otherwise lose contact with. I worry that if I were to ever cut off contact with them, I might lose out on some life changing events.
First there are the rabid political fights. You see posts all over facebook walls. It is their wall after all, so they can say what they want. They just don’t want to hear your thoughts because that is rude. Half of the time they are missing any logic (either party) and someone is going to go to hell. That is okay because we all know that a facebook status is the number one way to get people to change their political opinion. It is great to hear how both political parties plan on preventing anything getting done for the next 4 years.
Next is all the relationship drama I would miss without Facebook. If I was mean, I would show you one I saw yesterday. The man was practically at the “Wailing Wall” collecting jars of tears. I once had an acquaintance break up with his girlfriend by changing his relationship status. I know his pink shirt was on that day.
Then there is the thinly veiled drama, followed by 100 people asking what the deal is. The original poster as each person to send them a private email so that they will know what is going on. Hellz bells beyotch, you just posted it on your wall! If you don’t want to publicly comment about it then don’t publicly put it out there. Or worse yet, no one comments and then that person gets upset.
Next comes the cryptic messages, aka Vaguebooking (as my girlfriend calls it), where they give hints of impending doom in their lives. The passive aggressive status updates are really trying drag out the drama to drive people insane. Mostly though, people don’t care.
There is that high school/church/co-worker friend that posts pictures of herself that practically shows her fur burger. She is a model, you know. She is a very Conservative Christian. You almost want to call her and tell her that it is called facebook not boobbook. Maybe you should suggest that she ask her photographer to add her face in the “modeling” pictures next time. If not, maybe he could do a touch up so that they at least look the same size.
I have many many more that I could add….but I will end on this note.