Social media and social networking sites have taken over the 21st century: it’s unusual nowadays for someone not to have an account on at least one of these websites.
Social media and social networking sites have taken over the 21st century: it’s unusual nowadays for someone not to have an account on at least one of these websites. While Facebook might be a great way to keep in touch with family and friends, it can also be the most annoying website out there. There are some things that people do on Facebook that make my blood boil.
1. Pointless statuses
Now this might seem like an obvious one, but I really don’t need to know that you’re bored or going to bed. Get off your phone or laptop, and stop filling up my timeline. I’ve even deleted people just because of this, and my life has been much better for it.
Whether it’s Candy Crush or Farmville, these game invitations make me seethe. If I wanted to play the game I would, and if I’ve already declined 37 invites, it means that I don’t want another one, thank you very much. It also makes me question human beings: have you got real friends, or do you really sit at home building a make-believe farm asking people to help milk your animals?
3. Making up middle names
Yes, ‘William Smith’, I’m sure your mother is very proud that she named you ‘Bill RudeBoi Smithyz’… And to be fair, if you’re going to do this then I don’t want to be associated with you.
4. Pointless sharing
There are the people who constantly share a photo to save a three-year-old meerkat in outer space. Do you seriously think that by sharing this, it will have any effect on the matter? Once again, no.
5. Depressing statuses
Depressing or nonsense statuses are made even more irritating with their friends commenting “I’m here for you, babe”. Whether it’s philosophical nonsense of “I just don’t know anymore…” or “I’m very sad today”, this doesn’t need to be broadcast all over the internet.
6. Relationship documentaries
Constant pictures, flirtatious posts, writing “I love you” everywhere or referring to your other half as “my man” (excuse me while I vomit) is not wanted or necessary. Keep that for texts.
7. Sibling requests
You may be my best friend, but I do not want to be your sister on Facebook.
8. Poke wars
Just imagine if this was real life and people came up to you and randomly poked you in order to get attention. Creepy, right?
9. Song lyrics
My personal favourites are when Eminem is quoted by an 11-year-old girl, or when Bruno Mars is quoted when someone is sad about love. It honestly annoys but makes me laugh, too.
The album of photos taken by a professional photographer you paid for, but you still entitle it “Modelling”. You had to pay them to take them – they are not paying you! Believe it or not, I have a few Facebook friends who do this, and none of them seem to realise that if you have paid for the photos to be taken, you are not modelling. Oh, and please don’t start posting them left, right and centre.
11. The Twitter sync
If I wanted to follow you on Twitter, I would. Facebook is for Facebook, and leave Twitter for tweets.
What things do people do that annoy you on Facebook? Let us know in the comments below, or tweet us.
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