Facebook has become a haven of people behaving stupidly. All users of the social networking website can agree this is not exactly a meeting place of the world’s greatest minds. So what are some of the most uncomfortable things people do on Facebook?
The Poking feature Facebook provides has little purpose other than for suspicious men to let a girl know he likes her without actually being normal. The Poke offers nothing to the universe other than a private scarlet letter letting women know who avoid at a party with alcohol and doors with locks. Girls do not want to be poked by guys they barely know in real life and they certainly do not want the same to happen online.
2) Bringing Out the Dead
Facebook is a memorial tribute to the fallen folks we have in life. Their death dates, birthdays, or random reminders are often brought up in a Facebook status. Sometimes people will even act as if their dearly departed can read what they write from the afterlife. Believing there is still a way to communicate with the deceased puts these people at ease. It’s uncomfortable for the rest of us because we see these people’s pain and are reminded of our own. Do us a favor and don’t bring up dead people on Facebook. It takes away from the cute cat meme you posted earlier in the day and is a big distraction from the bikini picture posted just below the memorial to your grandpa.
3) Too Many Likes
The Facebook Like option is a quick way to let people know you appreciate a status, comment, or picture without having to put it into words. Too many of these raise suspicion. Do they really understand all of the jokes? Are they so dumb they do not understand the passive aggressive status is about them? Worst is when a guy becomes a serial liker on every status a cute girl posts. No married couple’s story features the time when he liked all of her Facebook statuses. Stop doing thinking it will solidify you as a dating candidate.
Whenever a selfie is taken it says a few things about the photographer. The first is that they have no friends. The second is that if it is not already obvious, the photograph has probably been altered in some way. Altered photographs make for uncomfortable moments. We are forced into pretending this is how the person really looks like, pure skin and the brightest eyes imaginable. We all really know the truth though; our friend is less than perfect.
5) Compliment for a Compliment
False compliments are all over Facebook. Why do people feel the need to say something nice that may not be true? They do it because what goes around comes around. Telling a friend she has a cute profile picture means she may feel guilty into telling you the same at some point. Some compliments are of course genuine. The majority though come off as phony. Usually a circle of compliments begins where everyone begins stroking each other’s egos. The days of self-security are over. It takes a distant friend clicking a button that gives a thumb up for you to value yourself these days.
6) Bad Pictures
Some pictures posted on Facebook are impossible to compliment or even justify their public existence. Men lifting up their shirts bragging about their skinny boy abs, girls making duck faces even though they have to know by now how everyone will make fun of them, and awkward family photographs that somehow made it online despite how uncomfortable everyone looks standing in front of the refrigerator half-smiling. Not every moment in life needs to be captured in picture form.
7) Public Relationships
There are two kinds of couples you will see on Facebook. There are those who keep things simple and mysterious, only occasionally expressing their love publicly, and there are those who let you know every little intricacy of their love life. Not everything is positive with these “look at us we are so in love” couples. The same people who seem in love one day are the same ones who the next day are having public arguments via Facebook status. These arguments always reach embarrassment level where we find out that these people are indeed perfect for each other if only for the fact both are terrible and will never find anyone to match.
8) The Mysteriously Obvious
A new Facebook trend is alluding to a problem in your life without actually saying what it is. They want the sympathy. They want people asking what’s wrong. These people want the undying attention and concern from their friends. Of course when asked if they need any help they remain mysterious as to what happens to be bothering them. It’s a good thing they remain a little mysterious because if we all knew they were sad about getting grounded for sassing their parents, we might not be able to feel sympathetic.
9) The Long-Winded Comment
The most innocent of uncomfortable moments our Facebook friends cause us comes from the long-winded comment. These comments are always well-intentioned, which is what makes it harder to deal with. Your Facebook friend will begin rambling, sometimes going completely off-topic. The same way if they were talking non-stop in person, your best option to deal with these comments is to respond as lightly as possible to discourage it to continue. There is a time and place for leaving novels in a Facebook comment and it’s never.
10) I Met You Once, Online Friends Forever
There is no escape from people you meet in real life when you have an online presence. Some people will become too attached to your charming personality that they will seek you out on Facebook. Before you even get home from the small birthday party you met them at, you will have a red notice at the top of your Facebook homepage letting you know someone wants to be your friend. You will befriend them because you are a nice person and all of a sudden they act like you two have so many memories together. Entertain them briefly, see what they are about, and then after enough time has passed and you are sure enough they will not come after you upon defriending, slash them from your friend list. These people are serial Facebook friend adders. If they even happen to notice you are gone would be a miracle.